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2006bc1445 jpg l

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Acquired in 1974 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Ming Wilson, Chinese Jades, 2004, no.6
collection_code
EAS
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
770 BC-256 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Cylinder (cong), Jade, China, Eastern Zhou
dimensions
Height: 3 cm, Width: 5.4 cm, Thickness: 2.9 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Purchase from the P.D. Krolik collection, previously on loan to V&A
id
34464
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:43:56.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:43:56.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade, carved
museum_number
FE.102-1974
museum_number_token
fe1021974
object_number
O39419
object_type
Cylinder (cong)
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Light green with areas of altered creamy white. In the form of a low square block penetrated and hollowed by a thin tube touching its sides and projecting slightly at either end ; the sides of the square are rather convex and the corners are bevelled above and below ; the perforation of the cylinder narrows towards the centre and is smoothly finished. On each face an all-over pattern of neat C or S-scrolls in random arrabgement relieved on a sunken ground is enclosed within the narrow bevelled border.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006BC1445
production_note
Professor Teisuke Toda, Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo: not a genuine work. James Watt opinion 11/6/87: Eastern Zhou archaism, or later
production_type
public_access_description
A 'cong' is a jade tube that is square on the outside with a round perforation in the middle. An ancient Chinese text entitled ' Zhouli' ('Rituals of Zho'u) describes the 'cong' as a ceremonial object to sacrifice to Earth. Archaeology has shown, however, that a large number of 'cong' were made at least a thousand years before the 'Zhouli' was written. 'Cong' that were made in the Zhou dynasty, like this example, are few and far between, and are usually small in size.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
cylinder-cong-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-256
year_start
-770