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Two-tier tube (
琮) with masks
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H x W x D: 9.3 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm (3 11/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in)
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE
Lake Tai region, China
ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE
Late Neolithic period
Reportedly excavated from Changtefu in Honan 
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1917 
From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi, in New York, in 1917 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 According to Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
 See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1307, pg. 296, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 2.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
You Xiaoxi 游篠溪 (late 19th-early 20th century) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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Google Cultural Institute
Jades for Life and Death
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