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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 312

    A PARTIALLY ALTERED OLIVE-GREEN JADE BI

    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY BC

    Price Realised  

    A PARTIALLY ALTERED OLIVE-GREEN JADE BI
    LATE EASTERN ZHOU/EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY BC
    Carved in relief on both sides with comma spirals within an hexagonal grid pattern, all between plain inner and outer borders, the dark olive-green stone now almost entirely opaque and of dark buff color
    7 5/16 in. (18.6 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1966.