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Item noM0293

Made out of one solid slabe and then cut in three ached sectional pieces. Pale green jade ring disk-pi. Smooth surface on both sides. Each part pierced at the end. It may have been used either to form a ring or to hang in a tier. Often found in burial sites of important officials and traditionally used as a homage to heaven for the afterlife. The thickness of the disc is 12mm

Chinese; Neolithic period, 3500-2500 B.C.,
Diameter: 6.3” (16cm)

No.1 Ancienne collection, Ex Collection of Dr. Dover, Massachusetts, USA
No.2 Ancienne collection, Ex Collection of Mr. Hornaday, New York, U.S.A.

Reference: Cover of the book; “Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing” By Jessica Rawson, 463 Pages. Art Media Resources. 1995.