A RARE THIN POLISHED BI DISC

Starting price:€ 1 800
Auction date:28.04.2017   15:00
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Lot 52A RARE THIN POLISHED BI DISC
A RARE THIN POLISHED BI DISC
Jade
China
Early Bronze age, around 2000 – 1800 before
DM. 16,1 CM, INNER 6.1 CM, THICKNESS INNER 4 MM OUTER 2 MM
玉璧。中國,新石器時代晚期至商代,約公元前2000 年左右。外直徑 16.1 厘米,內直徑 6.1 厘米,厚0.2-0.4 厘米 。維也納私人舊藏。

The Bi is a symbol of the universe, so that this fine and amazing as closely as possible the polished disc is particularly effective. It is incredible how at that time fühlig and with strict mindfulness on the measured outcome. Because the disc is almost ground incredibly thin (the outside of the 2 mm !), she's on both sides are almost completely flat and has therefore also a very good translucency. This jadene Bi against the light, it shines, and reminds us of the sun (today the character for sun is derived from this circular shape), the center of all light in our earth-related universe. The exterior color is a light green grey, little grey grain, a border is displayed reddish. In the light, a dense white, but fine spotting is a little stronger.

Notes by Prof. Salviati: This disc, carved from a fine quality of green jade with greyish stripe-like inclusions and brown markings on the smoothed edge, has a glossy finish as seen on similar discs are found in the Longshan culture sites in Shaanxi province or at Taosi (C. 2300-1900 BC) in Xiangfen county, Shanxi province. It can be compared to a similar jade sold at wave gallery in December 2016, JAK1216-015: http://www.zacke.at/de/sammlung/19975/auktion-jadekunst-aus-china-3-12-2016-um-1400-uhr/eintrag/19990/bi-disc

Expertise: Wolfmar Zacken & Filippo Salviati
From a Viennese collection
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