Small Dragon Archaistic Bi Disc

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Length: Approximately 2 inches

Russet Brown Nephrite Jade

 

Archaistic Bi disc rendered from russet brown nephrite jade depicting a stylized dragon on the obverse. The reverse side shows a stylized dragon motif.  Examples such as this bi disc were a popular object made to be worn attached to a belt around the waist by a scholar or literati during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). In our opinion the subject matter, workmanship and material suggest a Ming period date.

 

Reference Number: 3177

 

 


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