Tube (cong 琮)

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Historical period(s)
Probably late Neolithic period, ca. 5000-ca. 1700 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 18.5 × 8.9 × 8.7 cm (7 5/16 × 3 1/2 × 3 7/16 in) Diam (hole): 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Accession Number
F1968.24
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceremonial Object, Jade
Type

Tube

Keywords
China, Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE), nephrite, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1967 to 1968
Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), Washington, DC and Mt. Kisco, NY, from at least July 24, 1967 [1]

From 1968
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Agnes E. Meyer in 1968 [2]

Notes:

[1] The jade is included in Agnes E. Meyer’s Deed of Gift, listed as no. 10 in the document’s Annex, dated July 24, 1967, copy in object file.

[2] See Agnes E. Meyer’s Deed of Gift, cited in note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer (1875-1959) and (1887-1970)

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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