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Hsi-pi Disc

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

475-221 B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Hsi-pi Disc, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Jade (Do Not Use) | Transclucent egg-shell grey jade with brown markings
Size: 2 7/8 x 1/4 in. (7.3 x 0.64 cm) (exterior diameter)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 5th-3rd century B.C., Late Eastern Chou dynasty
Physical Description: disk with center hole; relief design. Translucent egg-shell gray jade brown mark on edge. Rim field decorated with relief 'comma spiral' pattern, identical on both sides.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.345
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009