Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (3400-2250BC)
The jade is of squat square form with a hollowed central aperture, the exterior is left undecorated.
The opaque jade is of greyish brown colour and its surface is polished to a lustrous patina.
Provenance: Nicolas E. Landau Collection, Paris (1887-1979)
A jade cong similar in colour and decoration in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London is published in Chinese Art and Design: The T.T.Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art, London, 1991, p. 33, Catalogue No. 6.
Nicolas E. Landau Collection, Paris (1887-1979)