Friday, June 20, 2008

Chinese Jade


Part of the British Museum's website, this is an online tour that shows the development of Chinese jade from around 5000 BC to the modern period. From earliest times, the Chinese have carved intricate designs from this tough stone and it became a material that was worn by royalty and nobility. The website features images and descriptions of carved jade artefacts from various Chinese dynasties.
Link: http://tinyurl.com/6zmzcx
Access:
Free