Liangzhu Culture Jade Cong良渚文化玉琮

This cong is similar in design but bigger than the one( H. 8.8cm, E.D. 17.6cm, Weight 6.5kgs ) unearthed from Fan Shan Graveyard, Chih Shan Village, Chang Min Township, Yu Hang County, Zhejiang Province,1986. A collection of Archaeology Institute of Zhejiang Province. Antiquity evidences include differential weathering, exposed crystal planes and additive crystals. Some spots  are seen black elements covered over the on the incised carving lines to confirm that the black color formed naturally  after the carving.

wKgBzFQ23AuAaRttAAiFQsN55h4003良渚文化玉琮, 高11.8cm, 射徑19cm, 孔徑 5.3cm. 重 11kgs

本器大於中國浙江省 1986出土余杭縣長命鄉雉山村反山墓地出土浙江省文物考古研究所藏之琮王(H. 8.8cm, E.D. 17.6cm, Weight 6.5kgs)
四個角落各有兩組神獸紋, 而各面中間則為兩幅神人騎獸紋. 各細線係由細斜線所組成. 神獸紋為淺浮雕. 本器差異風化及次生長結晶等古玉跡象明顯.

Appraisal Indexes:
1. quality of jade: 9
2. rareness: 9
3. historical and cultural significance: 9
4. workmanship: 9
5. size:10
6. condition: 10

Provenance: Private collection, USA