Shallow bowl in the shape of a flower


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 222

Mughal jades, made by Indian jade carvers of the Mughal Empire (1526–1858), were first brought to China during the eighteenth century as gifts to the Qianlong emperor and immediately caught the imagination of the Qing court. They are famed for their floral shapes, intricate decoration, thin bodies, and soft luster, which inspired Chinese jade carvers to create novel styles.

Shallow bowl in the shape of a flower, Jade (nephrite), India

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