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|Freer-Sackler - quality not as high on larger cong....|
Posted By: Tim
Posted Date: Nov 30, 2015 (05:15 PM)
I should have read this article on Liangzhu cong earlier on by Freer-Sackler...
My theory that larger cong could be less refined than smaller cong is precisely what they state:
"Much larger cong, which are frequently made of lower-quality nephrite, emphasize impressive scale over meticulous workmanship. They have flatter sides, sharply angled corners, and squared collars at top and bottom—all indications that less time and attention were paid in shaping a rectangular block of jade. Simplified mask motifs on these cong would have been easier to produce as well. Such shifts might be associated with changing attitudes towards ritual objects that were intended for burial."
The quote seems to describe my cong perfectly.
Link :Freer-Sackler - quality not as high on larger cong.
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