Tube (cong 琮)

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 3000-ca. 1700 BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

    Jade (nephrite)
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 18.5 × 8.9 × 8.7 cm (7 5/16 × 3 1/2 × 3 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Tsung [cong] 琮. Square, slightly tapering prism of brownish black nephrite. Drilled longitudinally from both sides, leaving a smooth ridge in the middle.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer ((1875-1959) and (1887-1970))
  • Provenance

    From at least 1967 to 1968
    Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), Washington, DC and Mt. Kisco, NY, from at least July 24, 1967 [1]
    From 1968
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Agnes E. Meyer in 1968 [2]
    [1] The jade is included in Agnes E. Meyer’s Deed of Gift, listed as no. 10 in the document’s Annex, dated July 24, 1967, copy in object file.
    [2] See Agnes E. Meyer’s Deed of Gift, cited in note 1.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
  • Type

    Ceremonial Object
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