Jade: bi

One circular green-brown jade bi traversed in the frontal plane by a rectangular bar squared off at the bottom and arrow-shaped at the top. Dark green and purple-brown vein. Medium-sized circular central hole. Obverse presents incised serpentine dragon; reverse presents seven dots joined by lines representing the constellation of the Great Sea (Ursa Major). External circumference of bi is broken at one point. Bi rests in a wooden four-legged stand with carved ornamental details on the sides and along the base.
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Dimensions (LxWxH): 351 x 207 x 13mm (13 13/16 x 8 1/8 x 1/2")
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