Single-Node Cong

Late Shang Dynasty, 1100 B.C. - The Western Zhou Dynasty, 771 B.C.

Jinsha Site Museum

Jinsha Site Museum
Chengdu, China

This Cong, or holed jade cuboid, is relatively short rectangular prism and simplified in profile, with a large hole and thin wall, and has no decoration pattern. Many of the cuboids Cong unearthed in Jinsha are of this style. They have losing structure with obvious feature of talc phenomenon. Besides, they are made of low-quality Jade, and the workmanship is simple.


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