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Jade Bi

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

Jinsha Site Museum

Jinsha Site Museum
Chengdu, China

This disk was originally made of gray white jade. Due to the effects of mineral elements in the environment where the disk was buried, the unearthed disk shows gorgeous multi-colors: mainly reddish purple, with dark and gray stains and white stripes. This disk has a large round hole and narrow ring, with raised edge around the hole-it is thus named Low- Collared Bi Disk. This style of disks is peculiar to the Jinsha site, and disks of this shape have never been unearthed in other sites.

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