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Chinese Jade

This massive piece of carved jade is referred to as Gathering of Poets at the Lan T'ing Pavilion. This is the largest piece of carved Chinese jade outside of China. It was commissioned in 1784 by the Ch'ien-lung emperor (1736-95).

Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Taken on July 24, 2008