Other Jades in National Palace Museum, part1
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of jades from the past! Here you will find a variety of beautiful and unique pieces, from a Jade Ornament in the Shape of Phoenix Crowned with Dragon to a Jade Brush Wash in the Shape of Lotus Leaf. You can also explore a Jade Cong Tube from the Liangzhu Culture, a Jade Staff Finial in the Shape of a Pigeon, a Jade Flower-holder in the Shape of Fish-Creature, a Jadeite Cabbage in a Cloisonne Flowerpot, a Jasper Plate with Gold Tracery, a Jade Divine Beast and a Jade Horn-shaped Cup. These artifacts are all incredibly special and tell us about the culture and history of China during this time period. Come take a look at these amazing pieces today!
1. Jade Ornament in the Shape of Phoenix Crowned with Dragon
This phoenix has a kui-dragon as a crown. The entire piece has been carved with great precision to give it great spirit.
2. Jade Cong Tube
This large jade cong tube probably entered the Qing court in the 19th century. It is carved from a piece of deep green nephrite with light and dark ochre spotting. The surface still reveals the arcing traces of depressions left when the jade was first cut.
3. Jade Brush Wash in the Shape of Lotus Leaf
The cup is made of jade, is shaped like a lotus leaf, and has been dyed brownish yellow with occasional grey-white mottling and a russet red that follows the lines of an inscription.
4. Jade Cong Tube
The Liangzhu Culture was a group of people who lived around the Yangtze River about 4000 to 5000 years ago. They used jade cong tubes in their religious ceremonies to worship their gods and ancestors.
5. Jade Staff Finial in the Shape of a Pigeon
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6. Jade flower-holder in the Shape of Fish-Creature
This work of art is a Chinese antiquity that is designed to bring good luck and fortune. It is in the shape of a fish, which is a symbol of good luck in Chinese culture. The fish is leaping out of the water, which represents the overcoming of obstacles.
7. Jadeite Cabbage, in a cloisonne flowerpot
This piece of jadeite is carved to look like a piece of bokchoy cabbage. The white vegetable body and green leaves are very realistic, and there are even two insects on the leaves! These insects are traditionally seen as metaphors for having numerous children.
8. Jasper Plate with Gold Tracery
The Mughal Empire of Northern India had a unique style of decoration and carving that was different from the Chinese jades made at the time in Suzhou. The Hindustan jade from Northern India is marked by its exquisite workmanship. In the eyes of the Qianlong Emperor (r 1736-17
9. Jade Divine Beast
This work depicts a divine beast with wings, carved in the round. The beast has a tiger head, with its mouth open and teeth bared, and a goatee on its chin.