Collared Bi Disks

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

Jinsha Site Museum

Jinsha Site Museum
Chengdu, China

This collared jade disk is quite large and well polished. Due to the effects of light and soil, the two sides of the disk showed different colors and hues when unearthed. The obverse side is indigo, with a large number of permeated black and white stains. The reverse side is light white, with brown stripes and lots of black dots left by permeation.


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