Sep 12, 2012
Sep 12, 2012

Ceremonial Disk with Grain Pattern (Bi)

Ceremonial Disk with Grain Pattern (Bi)

475-221 BC

Jade (nephrite)

Diameter: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.)

Anonymous Gift 1952.567


Jade disks of later centuries developed from the Neolithic period’s plain design to incorporate dense surface decoration. This example bears raised dots with finely incised spirals--so-called grain patterns--arranged in diagonal rows.

See also
Chinese Art
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Anonymous Gift

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