Qijia Culture spindle-shaped bi L. 8cm, W. 8cm, 120grams

800px-woman_spinning_bm_vased13The object is identified as Qijia spindle shape bi based on the carving form and hole one directional drilling style. One hole is seen on each diagonal side of the bi. Antiquity evidences include differential weathering,exposed crystal plane, cleaving vein, dissolved pit and diffusive marking.

This spindle shape jade bi may serve as the physical evidence that the Qijia culture has a highly developed textile industry.

Appraisal Indexes:

  1. quality of jade: 7
  2. rareness: 9
  3. historical and cultural significance: 8
  4. workmanship: 7
  5. size: 3
  6. condition: 10

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