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On the fluvial plain that was called Yunmengze, people used to hunt and fish in the Warring States Period. Therefore, artifacts with patterns of or in the shape of fish were popular.

This fish-shaped jade Pei is a semi-circle ring in the shape of a fish. It is square-edged and has a pointy tail. The surface is undecorated.

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  • Title: Fish-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: Distance between head and tail: 6.6 cm; width: 1.8 cm; diameter of the hole: 0.3-0.4 cm.

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