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Forever Jade – Chinese Jade Miniatures from Four Millennia

Until Sun, 22/01/2023
Museum Rietberg

Softly translucent and with a matte lustre, pleasingly smooth to the touch, and yet harder than steel, made by nature and awakened to life by artisans – no other material was as much loved in China as jade.

Magic properties have been attributed to jade since earliest times. As a funerary object, it lends immortality; as medicine, it promotes health; and as a talisman, it promises good fortune and protection.

The allure of jade culminated in the 18th century. In their designs, craftsmen skilfully exploited the material’s natural qualities such as changes of colour or the presence of inclusions. Objects were designed in the form of animals and plants in all kinds of variations and combinations, with carvers’ imaginations knowing no bounds, their designs revealing breath-taking delicacy.

Museum Rietberg

Gablerstrasse 15
8002 Zürich

+41 44 415 31 31
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Tram 7: Museum Rietberg / Bus 72: Hügelstrasse

Photography allowed

Opening Times

Tuesday: 10–17
Wednesday: 10–20
Thursday: 10–17
Friday: 10–17
Saturday: 10–17
Sunday: 10–17

Until Sun, 22/01/2023

The Museum Rietberg ist open.
More: rietberg.ch

In general: open on public holidays 10am–5pm, except on December 25: closed. Library: Tue-Thu 1-5pm

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