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Jade Bi Disk

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The Field Museum

Stone disks like this one, called bi (bee), were used as grave goods and were buried with high-ranking people during the Neolithic period (c. 8000-1900 BC) in China. Highly polished, smooth bi disks were placed on the body's chest or stomach. Unpolished, uneven, or damaged disks were piled at the feet.

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  • Title: Jade Bi Disk
  • Location: China
  • Type: Artefact
  • Contributor: John Weinstein : The Field Museum of Natural History
  • Rights: (c) Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC

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