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ARCHAIC AND IMPERIAL CHINA
HAN CONG IN JADE
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC - AD 220)
Formerly collection of a French diplomat posted in Beijing in the 80's.
Object certified authentic and sold with an expert certificate. Satisfied or your money back.
Object :
Nº 1701
Material :
Jade
Type Object :
Funerary ritual
Dimensions :
4,6cmX4,5cmX6cm

 

tsong pillar in nephrite jade that is dark grey with speckles of black. The pillar is square with rounded corners and is covered with motifs typical of the Han period. The hollow centre clearly shows the signs of manual finish. It was customary to pierce jade objects starting from both ends, which often included a sign of alignment at the joining point.

Extremely fine condition. Small scratches due to age. Traces of limestone and signs of crystallization.

Nephrite jade is found in China in the form of pebbles in rivers. It usually comes from the regions of the lower Yangzi. For Neolithic jades the provenance includes Turkestan, Khotan and then Yardland. For the past 7000 years, particularly from the Neolithic period, the Chinese have mastered the working of jade, with a particular emphasis beginning in the Shang Dynasty up to the Han. It has always been under the strict control of officials. The composite material of jade, which is extremely hard, was clearly chosen based on symbolic considerations that enhance the purity associated with its hardness, and many values ​​in Chinese culture. Jade is attributed to the protection of the body by people that believe in the migration of the physical body from this life to that of our ancestors, or the realm of the immortals. In China the dragon is the symbol of heaven

in China the “tsong” pillar is the symbol of the earth. One can truly speak of the art of jade. The subtleness of the forms produced in Neolithic cultures were found from the mouth of Yangzi River (Liangzhu culture) until South east Mongolia. This very hard stone was usually perfectly polished and cut following pure geometrical forms, portraying motifs that seemed to be harmoniously arranged. The polishing of this stone could only be done by using methods of friction, abrasion and polishing. The composite material of jade, which is extremely hard, was clearly chosen based on symbolic considerations that enhance the purity associated with its hardness, and many values in Chinese culture. Jade is attributed to the protection of the body by cultures that believe in the migration of the physical body from this life to that of our ancestors, or the realm of the immortals. It is for this reason that these objects belong to funerary traditions.

€ 6500 - £ 5813.93 - $ 7585.5 - C$ 10037.95

All purchases must be paid in Euro. Other currency prices for indication only