Bead in cong from 玉琮管 - ROM2012_13004_5


Bead in cong from 玉琮管

Medium:Worked and polished jade
Geography: China
Date: 3rd millenium BC
Period: Neolithic Liangzhu culture
4 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm
Object number: 918.7.139
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionThe Opaque golden-brown bead is darker brown markings and traces of calcification. The Liangzhu cong-form tube is shaped with square cross-section and off centre biconical longitidual perforation through the middle. Its exterior is divided into square sections by a incised cross-line. Two masks with incised circle eyes and "nose " in low relief at each corner, one above the other and separated by striated bands. 玉质褐色,不透明,有黑色沁斑。整体呈长方柱体,内圆外方,外部为长方形,中心为上下贯通的圆孔,似琮。器表每面中央有一十字形阴线,将器体分为四个部分。每部分皆以边棱为中线,两侧对称阴刻出弦纹和神人面纹。通体磨光。(Gu Fang)
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