The legendary He’s Bi, D.32.8cm, Hole D.5.2cm, T.0.8cm, 1390grams - 2020-07-29T124619.306


Here we attempt to recover the evidence of the existence of the legendary He’s bi based on available historical records.  The evaluation dimensions consist of time event, form, material, dimension and cultural aspects of this bi. 本玉璧尺寸與山东博物馆馆藏鲁国大玉璧相同, 然而玉質, 設計及刀工則非該玉璧可以比擬.

Carved with top quality white jade, the object is bi with symmetric motifs and carving - 2020-07-29T124845.467style on both sides. The plane of the bi is divided into two sections by a rope shape line. The outer section is heaven which is formed by four god’s faces. Between the god’s face has an auspicious motif carrying the meaning of gate to heaven. The god’s face is formed by two sets of the dragon which is formed by phoenix the major motif of He’s home country Chu State.