Early Chinese jades in the Harvard Art Museums (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Early Chinese jades in the Harvard Art Museums

Author: Jenny F So; Harvard Art Museums,
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Art Museums, New Haven : Yale University Press. 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 Museums--which includes some of the finest examples of ancient and archaizing jades outside China--this volume  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
History
Named Person: Grenville Lindall Winthrop; Grenville Lindall Winthrop
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny F So; Harvard Art Museums,
ISBN: 9781891771767 1891771760 9780300237023 0300237022
OCLC Number: 1025403619
Description: 359 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Responsibility: 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 Museums--which includes some of the finest examples of ancient and archaizing jades outside China--this 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 So's broad and engaging narrative not only elucidates the layered meanings of the objects and their iconography but also delves into the unique qualities of the material and the craftsmanship involved in quarrying and working jade.

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