• Nine-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks
  • Nine-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks
  • Nine-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks

Nine-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks

Type
Ceremonial object: cong
Maker(s)
Artist: Liangzhu culture 良渚 (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Object Date
ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 22.3 × 7.6 × 7.6 cm (8 3/4 × 3 × 3 in) Diam (hole - top): 5.6 cm (2 3/16 in)
Origin
China, Lake Tai region
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.468

人面紋九節琮
新石器時代晚期良渚文化 (公元前3300--2250年)
中國太湖地區
軟玉
高28.5、寬7.6、厚7.6 釐米;孔徑5.6 釐米

阿瑟·米切爾·賽克勒贈送
器物編號:S1987.468

On View Location
Currently not on view
Provenance
Previous owner(s)
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
Description
Ts’ung [cong] 琮. Marbled dark gray-green with rust streaks. A squarish cylinder is pierced lengthwise by a large tubular hole drilled from both sides. A low ledge on the inner walls of the hole marks the junction of the two drills. The four corners of the cylinder are accented by a series of notched projections running the length of the cylinder, leaving only a narrow collar at top and bottom. The notches are marked by fine and closely packed horizontal lines. Small incised circles on either side of the corners suggest eyes.
Past label text
Curatorial Remarks
Unpublished Research
Published References
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