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Lot 70. A jade cong, Shang dynasty (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC); d. 7.6 cm, 3 inEstimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the thin-walled cong of flattened cylindrical square section, each of the four corners carved with three registers of two raised bars, the brown stone suffused with black inclusions.

ProvenanceAcquired in Hong Kong, 7th January 1993.

Literature: Jiang Tao and Liu Yunhui, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, pp. 80-81 top.

NoteIn terms of form and decoration, this present jade is closely related to the cong from the Taosi culture; see one example excavated from Xiangfen, Shanxi, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Jades Unearthed in China, vol. 3: Shanxi, Beijing, 2005, pl. 25. Similar ridges can be found on circular jade tubes excavated from the tomb of Fu Hao, consort of the Shang king Wu Ding (1324-1265 BC); see Queen Mother and General: 40th Anniversary of Excavating the Shang Tomb of Fu Hao: Jade Article, Beijing, 2016, pp. 106-108. For a cong from the late Liangzhu culture, see lot 52.

Sotheby's. Monochrome II, 9 October 2020, Hong Kong