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Western Zhou Dynasty
Jade Bi
玉壁    礼器

This jade bi was a ritual object believed to carry magical properties. The shape remains a strong symbol of long life and good fortune in China. It was used during the middle of the Western Zhou Dynasty (1027 - 771 BC). It was excavated from a site in Dongjia Village, Qishan County.

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Last update: March 2010
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