AP ART HISTORY JADE CONG

AP ART HISTORY JADE CONG

Cong
A term of ancient Chinese jade artifact. The earliest was produced by the Liangzhu culture is at 3402 to 2050 BC
Form
Made from jade material by professionals
circular whole carved in cubic structure
Abstract
light green tinge, carving
Function
buried with people of high rank or social class
Elaborate burial ritual
Whole may be used for burning something
Carvings on edges can represent spirits
Content
Carved
Cong shape
Symbolistic
BEAUTY
DURABILITY
SUBTLY
Context
China
3300-2200 BCE
different style in different regions