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Jade Bi Disc
 

Han Dynasty

Diameter: 18.9cm   Depth: 0.9cm 

Unearthed from Zhouzhi County, Shaanxi Province in 1975

Jade discs of this kind were believed to have the magic power of connecting the Heaven and Earth in the remote past. This one decorated with well-arranged honeycomb-shaped patterns on both sides might be used as sacrificial object in ritual ceremonies or an ornament as a symbol of social status and wealth.