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Ring

Native Name:
Yuan
Bi
Object Number:
30-8-9
Current Location:
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Zhou Dynasty
Date Made:
Late Zhou Dynasty
Early Date:
-642
Late Date:
-256
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Jade
Description:
Jade ring, yuan. Of light green grey jade with raised dot pattern between two plain, rim edges. Typical late Chou ring disk. Called a 'girdle ornament'. Raised bosses-about five across the width-engraved and slightly modelled; some are connected like a 'cloud and thunder' scroll. Seems to go wiith 30-8-8.
Credit Line:
Purchased from A. W. Bahr

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Bronze and Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jul 2001)
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Chinese Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Feb 1986 - Sep 1987)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Lyons, Elizabeth. 1978. Chinese Jades: The Role of Jade in Ancient China: An Introduction to a Special Exhibition at The University Museum. Expedition. 20 (3): 4-20. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 14
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