Liangzhu Culture Jade Cong 良渚文化鳳冠玉琮

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Identification:
Carved with white jade, the cong has eight sections alternating arrangement of deity faces and crowns which has curvature cut mark that may be interpreted as the recording of the pass away of the queen. Comparing to the typical Liangzhu congs, this one has employed more elements of low relief carvings such as the eyes of the deity.  Antiquity evidences include dissolved pits, calcification, additive crystals, cleaving vein & deteriorate marking.

本器有八節分別相間雕琢神面及後冠. 各節之間有深刻的陰線. 神面及後冠系以淺浮雕為之, 而修飾之線條則為後來戰國所流行的遊絲線.玉琮系以白玉雕制. 值得注意的是, 在每個後冠上又弧形凹槽, 似乎是記錄著重大事件. 有可能是皇后之逝世, 當然, 確實的原因, 有待更多的佐證.本器差異風化, 蝕孔, 冰裂紋及次生長晶體等古玉跡象明顯.

b_song_dynasty_empress_of_xiaozongAppraisal Indexes:
1. quality of jade: 9
2. rareness: 9
3. historical and cultural significance: 9
4. workmanship: 10
5. size:10
6. condition: 9
Provenance: Private collection, USA

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