Object of the Month

Jade - The Magical Stone 

Since Neolithic times, the Chinese have revered jade. Admired for its beauty, this stone is also believed to possess supernatural and spiritual powers. Docent Pari Banko will discuss the changing function of jade throughout Chinese history by examining exquisite examples in the Museum’s collection.

US Airways is the Official Sponsor of the Phoenix Art Museum Lecture Series.

 

 

IMAGE: Left: Unknown, China, Scepter, 18th-19th century. Nephrite jade; spinach green and mutton-fat white. Collection Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Bobbie Haas. Right: Unknown, China, Celadon jade magnolia vase, Qing dynasty. Nephrite jade, 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm). Collection Phoenix Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds provided by Asian Arts Council.

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