Jade- Asian Art

In Asian art, jade is considered to be the most powerful and mystical material. Particularly in China, jade is associated with imperial authority, heaven and immortality. The Chinese have a saying: ‘One can put a price on gold, but Jade is priceless.’ Some of the finest pieces of jade out price diamonds and are desired all over the world.

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From https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/02.18.684/

 

Sources

Book “The Arts Of Asia Materials Techniques Styles,” Meher McArthur

Website http://www.suiseki.com/collecting/photos2.html

Website https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/02.18.684/