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Half Jade Cong

Hubei Provincial Museum

Hubei Provincial Museum

Jade Cong was first found in the site of the Liangzhu Civilization. It has a round hole and a square edge. It was used to connect the heaven and the earth.

This Cong was found right under the back of the marquis. Though there is only a half, it is still a recognizable Cong with decorative animal-shaped carvings. This is the first half Cong that ever covered. It was probably a kind of burial object.

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  • Title: Half Jade Cong
  • Location: Unearthed from Leigudun Tomb (No.1 ), Suizhou, Hubei
  • Medium: Jade
  • Excavation Date: 1978
  • Dynasty: Around 433 B.C. (the East Zhou Dynasty and the early Warring States Period)
  • Dimensions: Side length: 6.9 cm; height: 4.8 cm; thickness: 0.8 cm.

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