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Pillow in the shape of an infant boy, 19th century. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); W. 4 in. (10.2 cm); L. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.426). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

NEW YORK, NY.- An installation of some 100 precious carvings in Chinese and Mogul jade and other hardstones, collected by Heber R. Bishop, will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning March 14. Featuring various types of objects—from containers for everyday use and pendants to ornaments intended for an emperor’s desk— A Passion for Jade: The Heber Bishop Collection will illustrate the wide range of the lapidary’s repertoire. 

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Double-cylinder vase with cover18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911).  China. Jade (nephrite); H. 6 1/2 in. (16.4 cm); W. 3 1/2 in. (9.2 cm); D. 2 3/4 in. (7.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.370a, b). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

An industrialist and entrepreneur, Mr. Bishop was an active patron of the arts and a Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum during its formative years. In the late 19th century, he assembled a collection of more than a thousand pieces of jade and other hardstones from China and elsewhere, and in 1902, he bequeathed the collection to the Museum.  

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Headdress ornament14th–16th century, Yuan (1271–1368)–Ming (1368–1644) dynasty. China. Jade (nephrite); H. 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm); W. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); L. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.391). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Dating from Han dynasty (221-207 B.C.) to the 20th century, the objects on view in the installation will be selected entirely from the Museum’s collection. They will include outstanding Qing-dynasty (1644-1911) examples that are representative of the sophisticated art of Chinese lapidaries, as well as highly accomplished works by Mogul Indian jade carvers that provided an exotic inspiration to their Chinese counterparts. Also on display will be a set of Chinese lapidary tools and illustrations of jade workshops in China. 

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Crab, 18th centuryQing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 1 1/4 in. (3.1 cm); W. 4 15/16 in. (12.6 cm); L. 3 1/8 in. (8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.377). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Headdress ornament13th centuryYuan dynasty (1271–1368). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm); W. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.392). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Temple attendantlate 18th–19th centuryQing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 11 15/16 in. (30.4 cm); W. 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm); L. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.411). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Reclining Horse18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm); W. 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm); D. 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.437). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Boy with water buffalo18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm); W. 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm); L. 7 5/16 in. (18.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.438). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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 Seal with two dragons, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm); W. 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm); D. 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.464). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Table screen with landscape scene, 18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm); W. 9/16 in. (1.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.518). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Two cranes holding peaches18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 1 9/16 in. (3.9 cm); W. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); L. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.555). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Bottle in the shape of a gourd, 19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); W. 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm); D. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.588a, b). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Table screen with landscape scene, 18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm); W. 5 1/16 in. (12.8 cm); D. 1 1/4 in. (3.1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.617a, b). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Bell18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm); W. 5 1/16 in. (12.8 cm); D. 1 1/4 in. (3.1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.617a, b). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Seated luohan (arhat) in a grotto, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm); W. 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm); D. 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.640). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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God of Longevity, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm); W. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm); D. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.651). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Vase in the shape of a bird18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm); W. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm); D. 2 11/16 in. (6.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.658a, b). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Incense burner with cover18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 5 9/16 in. (14.1 cm); W. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm); D. 6 5/16 in. (16 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.665a, b). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Boulder with Daoist paradise, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 10 9/16 in. (26.8 cm); W. 17 15/16 in. (45.6 cm); D. 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.684). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Basindated 1774, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm); W. 29 15/16 in. (76. 1 cm); D. 16 15/16 in. (43 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.689). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Vase18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). India. Jade (nephrite); H. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm); W. 4 1/2 (11.4 cm); D. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.759). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Bracelet18th–19th centuryMughal period (1526–1858). India. Jade (nephrite) with gold, enamel, and stone inlays; Diam. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.771). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Box with tray, 18th–19th century, Mughal period (1526–1858). India. Jade (nephrite) with gold and stone inlays; Box: H. 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm); W. 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm); D. 1 5/16 (3.3 cm) Tray: H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); W. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); D. 3/8 in. (1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.777a–c). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Ink Palette18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite), silver (case); Ink pallet: H. 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm); W. 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm); D. 9/16 in. (1.5 cm) Water horn: H. 1 5/8 in. (2.7 cm); L. 11 in. (27.9 cm); Th. 1 1/16 in. (4.1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.798a–d). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Portrait of Heber R. Bishop1898Berquin-Varangoz Workshop. France. Jade (nephrite); H. 10 in. (25.4 cm); W. 8 in. (20.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.800). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Bonbonnière, 1898, Berquin-Varangoz Workshop. France. Jade (nephrite); H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); W. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.801). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Miniature mammoth of Siberia1900. Russia. Jade (nephrite); W. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); D. 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm); L. 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.807). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Vessel in the shape of a bird with archaic designs18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Rock crystalH. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); H. incl. base 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.832a, b). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Covered vessel in the shape of a bird, 18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Rock crystal; H. 3 in. (7.6 cm); W. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); D. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.838a, b). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Paperweight1899. Russia. Jade (nephrite); H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); W. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.808). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Seated luohan (arhat) in a grotto18th–19th century. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Lapis lazuli; H. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm); W. 10 in. (25.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.917). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Seated luohan (arhat) in a grotto, 18th century. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Malachite; H. 9 in. (22.9 cm); W. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Edmund C. Converse, 1921 (21.175.136). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Seated luohan (arhat) in a grotto18th–19th century. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm); W. 5 in. (12.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Edmund C. Converse, 1921 (21.175.145). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Temple attendant, 18th century. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. Jade (nephrite); H. 12 × W. 6 1/2 in. (30.5 × 16.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015 (2015.500.5.12). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Polishing Wheel for Jade20th century. China. Wood;  H. 5/8 in. (1.6 cm); Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Joan Hartman-Goldsmith, 1981 (1981.296.22). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Polishing Wheel for Jade, 20th century. China. Stone;  H. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); Diam. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Joan Hartman-Goldsmith, 1981 (1981.296.23). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Polishing Wheel for Jade, 20th century. China. Leather;  H. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm); Diam. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Joan Hartman-Goldsmith, 1981 (1981.296.24). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Polishing Wheel, 20th century. China. Gourd material;  H. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm); Diam. 3 in. (7.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Joan Hartman-Goldsmith, 1981 (1981.296.25). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Small Polishing Wheel, 20th century. China. Leather;  H. 1/8 in. (0.3 cm); Diam. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Joan Hartman-Goldsmith, 1981 (1981.296.26). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Small Polishing Wheel, 20th century. China. Gourd material;  H. 3/8 in. (1 cm); Diam. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Joan Hartman-Goldsmith, 1981 (1981.296.27). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Trumpet-Mouth (Abrasive-Holder)20th century. China. Metal;  L. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); Diam. 1 in. (2.5 cm)). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Joan Hartman-Goldsmith, 1981 (1981.296.28). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.