Guaranteed Authentic and no questions asked return privileges. This is an authentic Chinese ancient jade bi disc from the Qi Jia Culture, Northwestern China, 3,000-2,000 BCE. This comes from our private collection. Dimensions: 3.25 inches tall on stand jade bi only 2.25 inches diameter Neolithic jades from this period are handmade and hand abraided and hand polished using Primitive tools of the time: bamboo, stone, water and stone dust This jade like others from this ancient period of time were cut and fashioned hand abraided using natural organic string made from vegetation combined with sand paste and water- these were the tools used to abraid and cut hard jade stone. In addition this bi displays a beautiful calcified mineralization from being buried underground for thousands of years.Provenance: Our private collection and accompanied by our Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity. All our jade bi have been authenticated by Mr. Gu Fang, Senior Fellow at the Centre of Jadeology and Jade Culture in Beijing, History: Flat jade discs with a round central hole are among the earliest surviving artifacts of China and must be considered among great ancient art forms- masterpieces of the Neolithic period. Nephrite jade from which discs were fashioned is a prime hard and strong stone, arduous to work by hand using Primitive stone tools and abrasives. It's no wonder then that jade discs bi represent remarkable craftsmanship. While all theories presented to date are speculative, we can forward one Based Upon the warring states text Zhou Li that bi are thought to represent symbols of heaven and were used in ancient rituals together with square tubes cong symbolizing the earth. To worship heaven with a bi explains their importance and use. Bi also symbolize status of high social rank and sheds light on why many carved jades have been found in Zhou royal tombs. They are prominently found in varied qualities, quantities and sizes. Today jade bi are emblematic of power, status and privileged classes and offer more complex, varied meaning. Please refer to these excellent publications: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, exhibition catalogue The British Museum, London, 1995, pp 13ff, and Section 4. And also Radiant Stones Archaic Chinese Jades, the Myrna and Samurai Myers collection, 2000 curated by Filippo Salviati, PhD, entry 14, Bi Disc. About Us & Your Guaranteed Satisfaction. Has been dealing in authentic antique Japanese lanterns and garden antiques for twenty years. This service is available anywhere in North America or Europe! We are proud members of NAJGA - the internationally known North American Japanese Garden Association. We offer you a no risk three day no questions asked return privilege unlike many other exporters or importers. Your 100% satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed and all our garden antiques come with our lifetime guarantee of authenticity. We offer you a no risk three day no questions asked return privilege after receipt of art unlike many other exporters or importers. Quality satisfaction: unlike some exporters and importers who sell "repaired" or "mixed stone" stone sculpture or lanterns from lack of expertise and which diminishes value, we always disclose repairs and imperfections.
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "drachm" and is located in Shelburne, Vermont. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bolivia, Ecuador, Iceland, Jordan, Luxembourg, Viet nam, Uruguay, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay.