A PAIR OF JADE SLIT-RINGS, JUE
A PAIR OF JADE SLIT-RINGS, JUE

LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD-WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD CENTURY BC

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A PAIR OF JADE SLIT-RINGS, JUE
LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD-WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD CENTURY BC
Each very thin ring narrows at the pierced ends which are drilled from one side. The semi-translucent, white stone is imbued with areas of green staining caused by bronze corrosion.
1 ¾ in. (4.5 cm.) wide, box
Provenance
B. K. Wong, Hong Kong, 2 May 1996.

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Lot Essay

Similar jade slit rings (jue) of various sizes, excavated from tombs in Yunnan province, are illustrated in The Complete Collection of Jades Unearthed in China, vol. 12, Beijing, 2005, pp. 23, 36, 58 and 59.

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