Exhibitions

Jade, the Ultimate Treasure of Ancient China

04 Oct 2002 - 05 Jan 2002

Jade, the Ultimate Treasure of Ancient China brings together 120 jade pieces and groupings created for ceremonial and decorative purposes between the Neolithic times (c. 7000-1600 BC) and the Qing dynasty (1644-1911 AD). Don't miss the opportunity to admire these exquisite examples of the art of ancient China. The realization of this magnificent jade exhibition in Canada is a dream come true. The Ottawa showing of Jade, the Ultimate Treasure of Ancient China at the National Gallery is the final stop on a Canadian tour that has brought the exhibition to Victoria, Vancouver, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Quebec City. This is the last chance to discover how jade was worked and how these objects, imbued with mystical properties and intimately linked to moral values, became symbols of social class and objects of art.