No Title

2010ej2074 jpg l

View the V&A API .json response

Acquired in 1933 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Kerr, Rose (ed). Chinese Art and Design. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1991, nr.105.
collection_code
EAS
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
ca. 2000 BC -1500 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Disc, Bi, Nephrite jade, China, ca. 2000 BC -1500 BC.
dimensions
Diameter: 20.3 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
147
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:18:12.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:18:12.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 43
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
jade
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade, carved
museum_number
CIRC.3-1933
museum_number_token
circ31933
object_number
O39317
object_type
Disc
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Mottled dark green bi with brown inclusions
place
China
primary_image_id
2010EJ2074
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
A ‘bi’ is a flat circular slab of jade with a central hole. An ancient Chinese text entitled the ‘Zhouli’ (‘Rituals of Zhou’) describes the ‘bi’ as a ceremonial object to sacrifice to Heaven. However the ‘bi’ was made at least a thousand years before the ‘Zhouli’ was written. Its function in prehistoric times remains unknown.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
disc-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carved
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-1500
year_start
-2005