Black Open-Work Carved Bi-Disc
We just love this beautiful carved Bi Disc (also available in Old Green).
Bi Discs are great and thankful objects to use with other decorative items for a stunning setting in your interior. You can hang them on the wall, frame them, or put them on a stand and combine these with objects of other materials and form. This way they enforce each other and form a beautiful still-life.
The Bi-Disc is mostly a round, carved and polished disc with a hole in the middle. The form dates back from the Neolithic period and was scarcely decorated. Later pieces were sometimes decorated with patterns, animals or characters. They were used as a status or religious symbol and researchers guess their meaning had to do with the sun or the afterlife. Jade was thought to preserve a body, so a jade bi-disc was also used in funeral practises although only for rich and important people.
In China, jade remains a very popular material for objects due to its hardness, color variety and beauty after polishing. A jade bi-disc was also considered a connection between the earth and the sky and therefore a power and status symbol of the ruling class.
Our Bi discs are made of Jade, Marble or Soap stone, which are sometimes colored. The photos represent the product very well, but because stone is a natural material, small changes in color, finish and size are acceptable.
Includes a black metal base. Please note that total height can differ 1-2 cm depending on which hole you use to hang up the disc.
Material: Jade with metal stand included
Age: Newly made
Diameter: 30 cm – total height incl. stand is 42 cm
- SKU: 3634