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Disc: O.49-1946

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Current Location: In storage




These discs were carved from slices taken from a block. A hole was drilled in the middle from one side, so the diameter of the hole is not even. The edges of the slice jade were cut to form a round disc shape and ground. As a result, discs from this Qijia culture area occur in various shapes, including round and oval. This one remains unfinished and as a result has a squared-off appearance

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6.1 cm
Length: 21.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.49-1946
Primary reference Number: 167883
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 December 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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