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Han Glass Bi

Han Glass Bi

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Glass: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1058817

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Exceptionally rare pair of semi opaque white glass perforated discs from the Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE). These originally were meant to be a cheap substitute for white jade funeral items, but given the fragility of glass they are more uncommon. The small (D: 4.4cm/1.8in) one has a fairly recent hairline crack and the large (D: 5.8cm/2.3in) one has some minor old chipping on the edge.