Ruyi scepter

Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)
Date: 18th century
Culture: China
Medium: Nephrite, white jade with fungus head of rust-colored tourmaline-rubellite from the Shan Mountain--a much-prized stone called by Chinese "ox-eye"
Dimensions: L. 11 in. (27.9 cm)
Classification: Jade
Credit Line: Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902
Accession Number: 02.18.685c

The Metropolitan Museum of Art LogoEmail

Type the CAPTCHA word: