A mottled green jade vessel, cong Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture

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A mottled green jade vessel, cong
Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture

Sold for HK$ 375,000 (US$ 47,899) inc. premium
A mottled green jade vessel, cong
Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture
The thick-walled cong of square-sectioned form, with two registers of stylised masks below striated bands carved at each corner, the stone of a green tone suffused with buff and yellowish-brown inclusions.
7.5cm (3in) high

Footnotes

  • 新石器時代 良渚文化 獸面紋玉琮

    Published and Illustrated 出版:
    Art and Imitation in China, Hong Kong, 2006, p.130, no.21
    《馳騁古今:中國藝術的仿摹與創新》,香港,2006年,頁130,編號21

    Exhibited 展覽:
    University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong (14 October - 17 December 2006)
    香港大學美術博物館,2006年10月14日至12月17日

    Typical of Liangzhu cong, the present lot is decorated with masks arranged on each of the four corners. Although found in extensive numbers in Liangzhu tombs and thus deduced as an important burial and ritual artifact, the precise meaning and use of the cong is still unclear. Compare a related cong, late Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, illustrated by J.Watt, Chinese Jades from the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 1989, p.29, pl.2.

    青綠色玉料,局部有黃白沁斑。整體造型內圓外方,中心有圓孔,上下相通,外部以橫線截成兩節,每節均以四琮角刻人面紋,以棱為人面部的中心線,琢刻簡化眼鼻。

    可對比一件新石器時代良渚文化的玉琮,現藏於美國西雅圖藝術博物館,見J.Watt,《Chinese Jades from the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum》,西雅圖,1989年,頁29,圖版2。
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