- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
- Tall Jade 'Cong'
- Other Titles
- Alternate Title: ts'ung
- Ritual Implements
- Work Type
- c. 3300 - c. 2000 BCE
- Creation Place: East Asia, China
- Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, c. 3300-2200 BCE
- Persistent Link
Level 3, Room 3620, University Study Gallery
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- Physical Descriptions
- Bluish green and gray nephrite with buff markings
- H. 24.7 x W. 6.5 x D. 7.3 cm (9 3/4 x 2 9/16 x 2 7/8 in.)
Weight 2832 g
- Technical Details
Raman was performed by Katherine Eremin, and the object was identified as nephrite.
- Published Text
- Ancient Chinese Jades from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
- Max Loehr and Louisa G. Fitzgerald Huber
- Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1975)
Catalogue entry no. 358 by Max Loehr:
358 Tall Ts’ung
Slightly tapering, square prism with a thick-walled tubular projection at either end, carve of bluish green and gray stone with buff markings. Straight vertical channels separate eight superimposed units of décor. These units, each of which is divided into two symmetrical halves meeting at 90-degree angles, cover the corners of the prism. Each unit consists of two bands, separated by a narrow, horizontal channel. The wider, upper band is decorated with two incised horizontal lines; two sets of concentric circles on either side of the triangular motif, the lower angles of which end in hooks; and, just beneath this triangle, three short horizontal lines. The lower band is decorated by three horizontal grooves. The corners are worked off carefully, so that the outer wall of the tube is perfectly round. The perforation was drilled from both ends, resulting in an overlap that was not ground smooth. Eastern Chou.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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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. 358, p. 240
- Exhibition History
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