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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.508
Title
Jade 'Cong'
Other Titles
Alternate Title: ts'ung
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
prism
Date
c. 1100 - 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/204869
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Pale green translucent nephrite with brown and buff markings
Dimensions
H. 7.5 x W. 7 x D. 7 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.)
Weight 423 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. 406 by Max Loehr:

406 Ts’ung
Four-sided perforated prism with a tubular projection at either end, of pale green translucent jade with brown and buff markings. The inner wall of the cylindrical perforation is perfectly smooth. 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
1943.50.508
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. 406, p. 278

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