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2006at6138 jpg l

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Acquired in 1936 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Rose Kerr (ed), Chinese Art and Design, London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1991, nr.6., photo, p. 32-33 and 204-5. Ming Wilson, 'Liangzhu Jades Rediscovered' in Oriental Art, Winter 1995/96, pp.2-8.
collection_code
EAS
credit
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
date_end
date_start
date_text
circa 2500 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Liangzhu 7 section cong
dimensions
Height: 20.4 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Art (Burlington Fine Arts Club 01/01/1915-31/12/1915)
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
17802
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T20:29:31.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T20:29:31.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade
museum_number
A.51-1936
museum_number_token
a511936
object_number
O12647
object_type
Cylinder
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Variegated dark green and grey. A cong of 7 sections, the passage neatly hollowed out. The eyes are apparent. It does not taper downwards as most cong do.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AT6138
production_note
Liangzhu culture James Watt opinion 11/6/1987: Neolithic. Real ones are circular inside, with outside of rounded square form. Fakes are rounded outside.
production_type
public_access_description
A ‘cong’ is a jade cylinder that is square on the outside with a round perforation in the middle. The outside walls are usually divided into sections by horizontal cuts in the four corners. The height of ‘cong’ varies drastically, ranging from 49 cm to a mere 3 cm. Tall ‘cong’ were definitely more difficult to make than short ones. An ancient Chinese text called 'The Rites of Zhou' states that the ‘cong’ was used as a sacrifice to the earth. Archaeology has revealed that ‘cong’ served a ritual function in Neolithic times.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
cylinder-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-2496
year_start
-2505