Early Chinese Jades In The Harvard Art Museums

Early Chinese Jades In The Harvard Art Museums

  • Publish Date: 2019-03-26
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Jenny F. So
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From personal ornamentation to funerary practice, from palace decoration to private devotion, jade has played a major role in Chinese social, cultural, and political life for millennia. Exploring the history of this revered stone through the esteemed Grenville L. Winthrop Collection at the Harvard Art Museumswhich includes some of the finest examples of ancient and archaizing jades outside Chinathis volume explains how and why jade developed its special significance. In-depth entries on over one hundred objects present recent archaeological discoveries and new information garnered from conservation analysis, while Jenny Sos broad and engaging narrative not only elucidates the layered meanings of the objects and their iconographybut also delves into the unique qualities of the material and the craftsmanship involved in quarrying and working jade.

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