Lot 2030. Exceptionally large Bi-disc

Sold:€ 2 200
Auction date:07.12.2017   11:00
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ID 19068
Lot 2030 Exceptionally large Bi-disc
China.

dark green, mottled Jade with partly flame shaped like a different green inclusions. The impressively large disc is chamfered at the aperture easily, how this is to be found in very early pieces often. The interesting textured Material has been carefully edited, and the surface smoothed and polished.

Bi-slices are considered to be a Symbol of the sky and were used as grave goods. However, the discs were also prestige items and because of the material how the elaborate production is exclusively in the possession of individuals. A decoration of the surface by Knubben, or other motives is usually found only after the Neolithic period (3400-2250 BC). Weight 20.7 kg, Ø 73.3 cm, thickness 1.8 cm. Condition A/B. Enclosed: Matching Pedestal. At the edge of theprovenance:
-North German private collection, since the 1850s acquired

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