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Collared Bi Disks

Late Shang Dynasty, 1100 B.C. - The Western Zhou Dynasty, 771 B.C.

Jinsha Site Museum

Jinsha Site Museum

A large number of Bi, or disks with a hole in the center, have been unearthed in the Jinsha site .a number of the disks have a raised edge round the hole, and they are called collared jade disks. The quality of this jade Bi is a sort of tremolite nephrite. It is white and transparent. Due to the buried environment, the main color of it is yellowish-brown with black stains, while only a part of the surface is yellowish-brown with black elements and soil attached on the other side, presenting the bright color. It has a ring surface, and the edge of hole are polished well. The intact of the object is exquisite with fine craftwork.

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  • Title: Collared Bi Disks
  • Date Created: Late Shang Dynasty, 1100 B.C. - The Western Zhou Dynasty, 771 B.C.
  • Physical Dimensions: w10.6 cm (Overall)
  • Type: Jade
  • Rights: Jinsha Site Museum, http://www.jinshasitemuseum.com/gongg/201211/444.html
  • External Link: Jinsha Site Museum
  • Technique (技术/工艺): Carving, drilling with tube
  • Culture (文化): Primitive Religion in Ancient China

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