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figure, jade

Workshop: Unknown

[image: figure, jade]

Date: 1750-1820

Media: jade

Size: h(cm) : 10.2 x h(in) : 4 x l(cm) : 14.3

Acquired: 1921; Transfer; Turner House

Accession Number: NMW A 50761

In China, jade has been prized for its beautiful variations in colour and translucency for thousands of years. Historically, it was considered to symbolize power, spirituality and virtue. Decorative jades often incorporated auspicious motifs designed to bring their owner good fortune.

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