Extremely pretty and nicely polished. Calcified opaque Jade with classic Shang Dynasty.
Intricately carved on both sides. From an Old Massachusetts Collection. The Jade Bi is the ancient symbol of heaven.
There were two devices used in the ancient religious ceremonies. One was the Bi, which symbolized the heavens; the other was the square columnar form called the Cong, which represented the earth. The belief was that mankind arose as a result of lightening passing through the Bi to the Cong. __________________________________________________ Jackson's On Main sells high quality art and antiquities at excellent prices from both our extensive collection and from the private collections of our clients and various estates.Jackson's On Main History. Our business was established in 1966 by Claude and William Jackson, father and son, in Hollywood, California.
Claude Jackson (now deceased) was a well known West Coast artist who executed numerous fine works many depicting the great movie stars of early Hollywood. Several of his works have been published and those originals now reside in the collections of various noted individuals and institutions. Most notable probably is his depiction of Marilyn Monroe in his'Red Kimono', 1975, published as the centerfold in Roger Taylor's anthology. As time passed we diversified and grew and now we maintain a 3,000 square foot full service walk-in art and antique Gallery in Mt. We are fully staffed and equipped to provide prompt professional service and we guarantee ALL sales to be as described.
We also are always interested in purchasing quality art works and we pay top dollar. Please send pictures for quotes. We guarantee your full satisfaction with every sale. Bill and Donna Jackson Owners. The item "ANCIENT CHINESE SHANG DYNASTY 2 3/8 JADE BI" is in sale since Friday, July 31, 2015.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques". The seller is "jacksonsonmain" and is located in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. This item can be shipped worldwide.