Tube (cong 琮)

Squared, hollow cylinder of the type ts’ung [cong] 琮; projecting collar at both ends; under color ivory partially covered with surface color of reddish brown, darker in the veins; two gray areas on corners.

Historical period(s)
Date unknown
Medium
Calcite
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6.5 × 6.8 × 6.7 cm (2 9/16 × 2 11/16 × 2 5/8 in) Diam (hole): 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in)
Geography
China, purportedly excavated in Chilin province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1917.369
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceremonial Object, Stone
Type

Ceremonial object: cong

Keywords
calcite, China
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Squared, hollow cylinder of the type ts’ung [cong] 琮; projecting collar at both ends; under color ivory partially covered with surface color of reddish brown, darker in the veins; two gray areas on corners.

Published References
  • J. Keith Wilson, Jingmin Zhang. Jades for Life and Death. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Google Cultural Institute
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