Chinese Large Hand Carved Stone Round Plaque Disc Dragons Bixies Script Carving

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CHINESE HAND CARVED ROUND STONE PLAQUE ORNAMENT WITH BIXIES DRAGONS AND ANCIENT SCRIPT

The featured item represents a Chinese hand carved stone plaque in the shape of a disc. The piece measures approximately 7" in diameter. I am not certain of the exact type of the rock used. The surface is polished and the color of the stone is somewhat white with olive greenish inclusions/patches. It is translucent and hard but it can be scratched with steel blade. There is a chipped piece that reveals the crystalline structure of the rock.

The plaque is carved on one of the sides with border of four stylized images of mythological creatures, that to me looks like bixies. The center depicts a larger images of another creature, possible a kind of dragon. The other side of the disc bears a large square with characters that looks like an ancient script but I am not able to decipher them.

The item comes in overall good condition. The more significant issue is the chip on the rim as shown on photo # 9. Aside that, there are some natural stone flaws and carving imperfections due to the hand made nature. Vintage wear like scuffs and scratches here and there. Areas on the surface
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