Jade Ring

Hubei Provincial Museum

Hubei Provincial Museum

The ring was first a tool wearing on thumb when pulling a bow, then it became an adornment. This ring from the Zeng Hou Yi mausoleum is pointy in the front and rounded in the back, with a large oval hole in the center. In the back is a small hole for a rope to go through and on one side is a small jade hook. The ring was found near the left hand of the marquis. The marquis was probably a left-hander when using bow and arrows.

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  • Title: Jade Ring
  • 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: Diameter of the hole: 2.2 cm; length of the embossment: 1.9cm.