sep 7, 2500 BC - Jade Cong
N/D: Jade cong/4,200 - 3,500 B.C.E.
Function: In high-ranking peoples' graves. Found in tombs. Placed around bodies in graves
Form: Parallel lines, circular shapes, square with circular hole within. Abstract. Four corners
Content: Figures made of jade with a hole in the middle. Face pattern (spirits/deities?). Mask depictions in corners (pronounced eyes. Fanged mouths).
Context: Found around burial site. Neolithic era in China. Symbolize beauty, durability, subtlety
Location: Liangzhu, China
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