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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.501
Title
Small Jade 'Cong'
Other Titles
Alternate Title: ts'ung
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
prism
Date
16th cent. BCE - 11th cent. BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Shang dynasty, c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204836
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bluish gray nephrite, partly calcified, with traces of soil and cinnabar
Dimensions
1.6 x 5.3 x 4.4 cm (5/8 x 2 1/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
unspecified: 46 g
Published Text
Catalogue
Ancient Chinese Jades from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Authors
Max Loehr and Louisa G. Fitzgerald Huber
Publisher
Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1975)

Catalogue entry no. 111 by Max Loehr:

111 Small Ts’ung
Bluish gray jade, partly calcified, with traces of soil and cinnabar. Being of small dimensions, the object resembles a ring which has been squared off and had its corners chamfered. The perforation is cylindrical. Shang.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.501
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Max Loehr and Louisa G. Fitzgerald Huber, Ancient Chinese Jades from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1975), cat. no. 111, p. 106

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