Mrs. Katharine Graham, Washington, D.C., to 2002 
Freer Gallery of Art, bequeathed by Mrs. Katharine Graham in 2002
 Mrs. Katharine Graham received this object from her parents (according to Curatorial Note 5, Jan Stuart, December 2002, in the object record).
- Previous Owner(s)
Katharine Meyer Graham 1917 - 2001
Unlike other disks in the Freer collection, this bi has raised bumps only on its outer border. The inner ring is decorated with pairs of entwined birds and animal masks. These patterns are reversed on most excavated examples, with spirals filling the inner ring. Such variations in the highly standardized organization of decoration are extremely rare among ritual objects.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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