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Disc with a dragon

  • loan
  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (place of creation)
    1911 - 1963
    Material and technique
    stone, with carved decoration
    0.7 cm (height)
    6.2 cm (diameter)
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    formed carved,
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    Credit line
    Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    University of Sussex, and Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Barlow Collection, supervised by Regina Krahl, Maurice Howard, and Aiden Leeves (Sussex: University of Sussex, 2006), no. J4


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The disc may have been inspired by archaic jade discs, but does not appear to be made of jade. The design is not archaic, nor is the shape, with its rounded edge.

    The circular disk is made from variegated white and grey stone, cut from a flat plaque, with a small circular hole in the centre and a rounded rim. One side is plain, the other side carved with a curling dragon in low relief, with a long mane, pointed ears and split tail.

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