• Disk (bi 璧)
  • Disk (bi 璧)

Disk (bi 璧)

Classification
Ceremonial Object
Maker(s)
Artist: Liangzhu culture 良渚 (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Object Date
ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimension(s)
Diam x D: 31.2 x 1.6 cm (12 5/16 x 5/8 in)
Origin
China, Lake Tai region
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.453

新石器時代晚期良渚文化(公元前3300--2250年)
中國太湖地區
軟玉
直徑31.2、厚1.6釐米
亞瑟 M. 賽克勒贈送
器物編號:S1987.453
On View Location
Smithsonian Castle, Commons Room
Provenance
Previous owner(s)
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
Description
The markings on the interior of the central perforation indicate that it was worked from both sides. There are irregularities in the outer edges of the disk. Several chips in the edge, which is rough. Also: Surface cracks and scratches. The inner hole is roughly carved and nicked.
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