Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored from both sides, leaving pronounced median ridge; mottled light to medium olive greens and some reddish brown and slate-colored areas; partially covered on both sides with a silvery film of incipient disintegration; roughly cut saw marks on both sides; uneven in thickness. (Rim chipped and broken, numerous fissures and rough areas.)
Li Wenqing (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1917 
From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Li Wenqing, in New York, in 1917 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1108, pg. 246, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Voucher No. 18, December 1916.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Afterlife: Ancient Chinese Jades (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes (November 20, 2010 to January 3, 2016)
Previous custodian or owner:
Li Wenqing 李文卿 (ca. 1869-1931) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE) Search this