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LOT 0379

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Chinese Liangzhu Culture Jade Cong Ritual Carving

Neolithic period, circa 3000-2000 BC, or later

A carved ritual cong of rounded triangular form with central waisted vertical piercing and rebated edges, with two shallow-relief human-like visages, one with widely separated ears, in a mottled buff-orange jade. 900 grams, 13.5cm (5 1/4"). Fine condition; light abrasion at corners.

Provenance
Property of a Brussels gentleman; peviously in an old french collection, circa 1950.

Literature
Cf. Ross, Jessica, Mysteries of Ancient China, British Museum, 1996, item 16 for similar examples.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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10am : Lots 1 - 660

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363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN

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