A collaboration with the National Museum of Australia
Inspired by Jade Bi, Circa 1200 BCE, China.
A Neolithic Jade burial object called bi. This bi is an object related to scholarship and enlightenment in the eighteenth century, however, revealed in its inscriptions (inscribed by the Qianlong Emperor who ruled china between 1736 and 1795 CE) the true purpose of the jade bi remains a mystery. The emperor does not know what the bi is for and concludes it must be a bowl stand. Beautifully intricate nonetheless.
Gold Plated Brass bi looped onto an Ivory or Black silk twisted cord.
Necklace length: 80cm + 3cm chain extension