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2006at6146 jpg l

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Acquired in 1936 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Ming Wilson, 'Liangzhu Jades Rediscovered' in Oriental Art, Winter 1995/96, pp.2-8.
collection_code
EAS
credit
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
date_end
date_start
date_text
ca. 3200 BC-2200 BC (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Diameter: 15.5 cm, Diameter: 9.2 cm hole, Thickness: 1.3 cm maximum, uneven thickness, Thickness: 0.2 cm minimum, uneven thickness
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
34430
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:43:48.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:43:48.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade
museum_number
A.44-1936
museum_number_token
a441936
object_number
O39372
object_type
Ring
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Variegated dark grey and brown
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AT6146
production_note
Liangzhu culture
production_type
public_access_description
This type of jade ring with a large central hole is known as a ‘huan’. Earlier examples, like this one, are usually plain, with no carved patterns. The production of jade rings and discs started in Neolithic times in China and continued until the 19th century. They came in a variety of sizes and in two basic shapes. Discs with a small central hole were known as ‘bi’. The significance of these jade discs in Neolithic times is not entirely clear. They must have had an important ritual function as they are often found in graves close to the bodies of the dead.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
ring-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-2200
year_start
-3205