Bi diskArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date206 BCE - 220 CEMedium & Supportwhite nephriteDimensions
3/8 in x 3 9/16 in x 3 9/16 in (0.9 cm x 9 cm x 9 cm);5 1/2 in (14 cm);1 3/8 in (3.5 cm);5 1/2 in (14 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase from the collection of Max LoehrLabel copy
Hardstone (nephrite, often mistakenly called jade) was one of the most important raw materials imported to China during the Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). The Chinese worked hardstone into intricate carvings for ritual purposes.Primary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object TypeaccessoryAdditional Object Classification(s)Ritual ObjectCollection AreaAsianRights
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stone (worked rock)