Ruyi Studio San Francisco
A beautifully proportioned Han Dynasty (206 B.C. – A.D. 220) jade of soft translucent yellow color. Pierced at its center, this perfectly circular and dome-shaped jade was completely hand-shaped. Magnification reveals its rather thick and rounded lip is slightly irregular and the surrounding hollowed out underside was worked by scraping and abrasion rather than one a wheel or lathe of the sort that would have been available from the Song Dynasty and later periods...