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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.500
Title
Jade 'Cong'
Other Titles
Alternate Title: ts'ung
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
prism
Date
c. 11th cent. BCE - 771 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Zhou dynasty, Western Zhou period, c. 1050-771 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204866
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Pale green, highly translucent nephrite with specks and areas of dark brown
Dimensions
5.5 x 6 x 6 cm (2 3/16 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)
unspecified: 193 g
Published Text
Catalogue
Ancient Chinese Jades from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Authors
Max Loehr and Louisa G. Fitzgerald Huber
Publisher
Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1975)

Catalogue entry no. 407 by Max Loehr:

407 Ts’ung
Perforated prism with four slightly convex sides and a perfectly circular projection at either end. The inner wall of the perforation, which is approximately cylindrical, has been carefully smoothed. The jade is of a pale green shade and highly translucent; its brown specs and dark brown marginal areas recall the ornate disks of the Warring States period from Chin-ts’un. Late Eastern Chou(?).

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.500
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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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. 407, p. 279

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