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Notable items exhibited

12-04-2009 15:08 BJT

The museum houses several treasured items that are the pride of their collection and famous worldwide. They include:

The "Jadeite Cabbage" is a piece of jadeite carved into the shape of a cabbage head, and with a close look at the naked eye, a large and a small grasshopper will appear camouflaged in the leaves. The ruffled semi-translucent leaves attached is due to the masterful combination of various natural colour of the jade to recreate the colour variations of a real cabbage.

The Jadeite Cabbage  

The Jadeite Cabbage  

The "Meat-shaped Stone", a piece of jasper, a form of agate, the strata of which are cleverly used to create a likeness of a piece of pork cooked in soy sauce. The dyed and textured surface makes the layers of skin, lean meat, and fat materialized incredibly lifelike.

The Meat-shaped Stone

The Meat-shaped Stone

 


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