Congs or carved jade cylinder; segmented hollow columnar ritual objects associat
28th-19th c BCE Chinese Liangzhu Applied Arts
(2800 BCE - 1900 BCE)
2800 BCE -1900 BCE
28th-19th c BCE
London. Victoria & Albert Museum.
Example of neolithic jade ritual objects found in graves that later Chinese cultures imbued with meaning as objects having to do with worship of heaven or earth. Cong refer to the tubular object associated with earth and 'bi' as the flat disks. The liang-zhu culture was active from 3300 to 2250 BCE. (Getty AAT).