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Colors of the Universe

Metropolitan Museum, New York


Chinese Hardstone Carvings

Showcasing a selection of 75 exquisite carvings drawn from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of ‘Art, Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings’ will present the lapidary art of China’s Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Presenting not only jade, the most esteemed of East Asian gems, but also agate, malachite, turquoise, quartz, amber, coral, and lapis lazuli, the exhibition will reveal the extensive variety of hardstones and full palette of vibrant colors that were favored at the imperial court. Read more.

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