Head to Gallery 231.

Can you find a small, round object that almost seems to glow?

Ritual Disc with Dragon Motifs (Bi), Chinese, Eastern Zhou Dynasty (771-256 B.C.E.). Jade (nephrite), 6 1/2 inches (16.51 cm). Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust. 33-81.

Ritual Disc with Dragon Motifs (Bi), 33-81

This is a bi disc and was probably used by people performing religious rituals. The circular disk symbolizes the sky.

If the disc is the sky, that means dragons lived in the sky.

Can you imagine riding through the sky on the back of a dragon?

This bi disc is made of jade. Jade is considered to be more precious than gold and is incredibly lucky! It’s also very hard to carve so whoever made this was very talented.

How many other dragons can you find in this gallery (there are a few!)

You’ve found so many dragons! As you explore the rest of the museum, be sure to keep an eye out!