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A Story of Passion: Jade at The Met

May 16, 2020 17 MINUTES

Discover the story behind one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of jade in the world in this talk focused on the 1902 gift of over 1,000 objects to The Met by businessman and philanthropist Heber Bishop. The collection ranges from Chinese lapidary works to samples from prehistoric Europe and Precolumbian Central America.

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