Both farming and collecting depend on weather, especially rain. Therefore, cloud was often used as decoration from the Shang dynasty to the Han dynasty.

These two dragon-shaped Pei were found in the inner coffin. They were used as a pair. On one side of the dragon, there are cloud patterns and the other side is undecorated.


  • Title: Dragon-shaped Jade Pei
  • Location: Unearthed from Leigudun Tomb (No.1 ), Suizhou, Hubei
  • Medium: Jade
  • Excavation Date: 1978
  • Dynasty: Around 433 B.C. (the East Zhou Dynasty and the early Warring States Period)
  • Dimensions: Length: 11.6 cm; width: 6.5 cm; thickness: 0.3 cm.

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