Shang Dynasty Jade Bi, 商代玉璧D. 10cms, T.1cm, 453grams

S__28262941Carved with yellow tone jade, the object is a typical bi with symmetric motif on both sides. On each side, there are two abstract design of 55db3c51t537c67994cfetigers arranging in opposite direction. The carving style is the typical convex line forming from two incised lines of the Shang Dynasty. Antiquity evidences include additive crystals, diffusive marking and differential S__2834467aweathering.There is an eye motif on the outer ring of the bi, compares to the Snaxingdui Culture bronze eye object, may carry the meaning that the deity in the heaven is watching us. In addition, there is a mark of cutting at the edge of the bi, according to undocumented source, this kind of mark keeps the record that the bi has been used for worship already. A new bi should be used for next worship.

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 10
  2. rareness: 9
  3. historical and cultural significance: 7
  4. workmanship: 10
  5. size: 6
  6. condition: 10

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