Online Tours: Chinese Jade


Subject:
Geology , History By Place , Gems , Minerals , China

Description:
"This tour illustrates examples showing the development of Chinese jade from around 5000 BC to the modern period." It notes that "[j]ade has always been the material most highly prized by the Chinese, above silver and gold." Features images and descriptions of carved jade artifacts from various Chinese dynasties, and brief information about jade (which "refers only to nephrite and jadeite"), and where it was found in early Chinese history. From the British Museum.

Publisher:
The British Museum

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/online_tours/asia/chinese_jade/chinese_jade.aspx


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