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Unearthed from the Bajiadun Western-Han Tomb of Ganquan village, Hanjiang district of Yangzhou city in 1991, this jade disk has two sections of different carvings, the inner one of which features cattail-mat grids, each grid filled with a vortex motif, with edges of some having not been polished. The decoration in the outer part is typical of dragon patterns that served specifically as ornaments for jade disks during the Western Han dynasty (202 BC-8 AD), with four pairs of dragons composed of free-flowing sunken lines.

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  • Title: Jade Disk
  • Provenance: Yangzhou Museum
  • Physical Size: Diameter: 28 cm, central hole diameter: 7.2 cm, thickness: 0.8 cm
  • Dynasty: Western Han (BC202 - AD8)

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