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Chinese jade cong with bands of zoomorphic masks

Image attached to O.2-1946

An image of Cong. Tube. Dark green jade with creamy white flecking, carved with a square cross-section and a circular hole (cong). The prism surfaces are covered by four bands of zoomorphic masks. Nephrite, height 11 cm, length 6.2 cm, width 6.1 cm, diameter 6.7 cm, 3000-2000 B.C. Chinese.

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Cong. Tube. Dark green jade with creamy white flecking, carved with a square cross-section and a circular hole (cong). The prism surfaces are covered by four bands of zoomorphic masks. Nephrite, height 11 cm, length 6.2 cm, width 6.1 cm, diameter 6.7 cm, 3000-2000 B.C. Chinese.

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  • Accession Number: O.2-1946
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/25.0
  • Focal length: 100
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 747 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 541.40kB
  • Exposure time: 1/100
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 25/1
  • Captured: 2008:01:31 13:15:28

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BC carved Chinese cong Fitz_AA jade nephrite tube zoomorphic

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