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12 Exquisite Artworks Carved from Jade

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1. Boulder with Daoist Paradise

 
artworks carved from jade at the met (8)

Photograph by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date: 18th century
Culture: China
Medium: Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions: H. 10 9/16 in. (26.8 cm); W. 17 15/16 in. (45.6 cm); D. 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm)
Classification: Jade
Credit Line: Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902

2. Vase in the Shape of a Bird

 
artworks carved from jade at the met (3)

Photograph by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date: 18th–19th century
Culture: China
Medium: Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions: H. 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm); W. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm); D. 2 11/16 in. (6.9 cm)
Classification: Jade
Credit Line: Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902

3. Belt buckle with feline dragons

 
artworks carved from jade at the met (10)

Photograph by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date: 18th–19th century
Culture: China
Medium: Jade (jadeite)
Dimensions: W. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); D. 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm); L.. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Classification: Jade
Credit Line: Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902

4. Peach-shaped Cup with Saucer

 
artworks carved from jade at the met (6)

Photograph by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date: 19th century
Culture: China
Medium: Jade (jadeite)
Dimensions: Overall (cup and saucer): H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); W. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm); Diam. (cup) 3 3/6 in. (9.8 cm)
Classification: Jade
Credit Line: Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902

5. Table Screen with Landscape Scene

 
artworks carved from jade at the met (4)

Photograph by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date: 18th–19th century
Culture: China
Medium: Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions: H. 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm); W. 5 1/16 in. (12.8 cm); D. 1 1/4 in. (3.1 cm)
Classification: Jade
Credit Line: Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902

6. Horse Carrying Books

 
artworks carved from jade at the met (1)

Photograph by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date: 18th–19th century
Culture: China
Medium: Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions: H. 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm); W. 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm); D. 2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm)
Classification: Jade
Credit Line: Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902

7. Seal Casket with Cover

 
artworks carved from jade at the met (12)

Photograph by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date: 18th century
Culture: China
Medium: Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions: H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm); W. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); D. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Classification: Jade
Credit Line: Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902

8. Covered Vase

 
artworks carved from jade at the met (7)

Photograph by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Date: 18th century
Culture: China
Medium: Jade
Dimensions: H. 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm)
Classification: Jade
Credit Line: Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950

9. Incense Burner with Ring Handles

 
artworks carved from jade at the met (5)

Photograph by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date: 18th–19th century
Culture: China
Medium: Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions: H. 5 9/16 in. (14.1 cm); W. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm); D. 6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
Classification: Jade
Credit Line: Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902

10. Table Screen with Tree Peonies

 
artworks carved from jade at the met (11)

Photograph by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date: 18th century
Culture: China
Medium: Jade (nephrite); rosewood stand
Dimensions: Diam. 11 9/16 in. (29.4 cm); Th. 5/8 in. (1.6 cm)
Classification: Jade
Credit Line: Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902

11. Elephant Carrying a Vase

 
artworks carved from jade at the met (13)

Photograph by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date: 18th–19th century
Culture: China
Medium: Jade (nephrite) inlaid with ruby
Dimensions: H. 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm); W. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); D. 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Classification: Jade
Credit Line: Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902

12. Mountain Landscape

 
artworks carved from jade at the met (2)

Photograph by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi period (1662–1722)
Culture: China
Medium: Nephrite, very light pearly-gray with a band of light sage-green running through the center
Dimensions: H. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm); W. 10 1/2 in. (26.6 cm); L. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification: Jade
Credit Line: Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902