1. (Elizabeth F. Duley, 3/8/2016) Gift accepted 10/26/00 before Mrs. Lorentz' death on 1/27/01.
This item was noted in Christie's draft appraisal dated 11/2/1999 and noted as: "#191 A GREEN JADE CONG 琮Neolithic, Liangzhu 良渚 culture, Diameter 3 1/4 inches (item in will) valued at $10,000."
The appraisal was included in a letter dated 12/2/1999 to the Freer from Mrs. Lorentz's attorney's Cravath, Swaine & Moore and was indicated as: " (q) archaic green jade Cong 琮, early Western Zhou 周 Dynasty, incised on each corner with fine threaded lines, calcification, diameter 3 - 1/4 inches."
2. (Jenny F. So, May 24, 2000) Further investigation is needed to determine the extent of manipulation of both carved design and surface.
3. (Jeffrey Smith per Keith Wilson, July 17, 2008) Ceremonial Object added as secondary classification.
4. (Susan Kitsoulis per Keith Wilson, April 20, 2010) Object name changed from "Tube (cong 琮)" to "Ceremonial object." Title canged from "Cong" to Tube (cong 琮)."
5. (Jeffrey Smith per Keith Wilson, April 29, 2016) Late Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, ca. 3000-ca. 2250 BCE, China, Lake Tai region.
6. (Jeffrey Smith, September 28, 2018) After review of the Deed of Gift on file, the credit line was changed from "Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Lorentz" to "Gift of Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz"