18 March 2009
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.
Acquired prior to 1966.
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