The Han Dynasty occupies a larger territory than the preceding Dynasties (Xia,Shang,Zhou) and thus the variety of minorities influences on the ARTS , Jade included are more.This Jade artefact with minorities influences is one of the more unusual Jade artefacts in collection, in at least three aspects:
01.SHAPE : An open U Tube shape where difficulty and complexity is more in hollowing out the U channel.
02.USAGE : Difficult to fathom but could have been a spear thrower made of Jade. Then the owner would really have to be high class elite.
03.DESIGN : Divided into 2 sections.The top of a Lady with a Bi to represent Heaven and the lower a Lady with a Tall Cong to represent the Earth. There are also birds and animals designs on the sides.
Finally the Jade is of excellent quality and translucent.
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