The Eumorfopoulos Collection: Jade by Unknown Artist

These pieces of jade were once housed and displayed at 7 Chelsea Embankment, the home of avid Chinese, Korean and Near Eastern art collector George Eumofopulos.

Details

Medium:
Jade
Acquired in:
1935
Vendor:
G Eumorfopoulos

Though he had intended to bequeath the collection to the nation, the Depression of the 1930s forced him instead to sell it to the nation at a preferential rate. The jade collection was remarkable for the range of colour and beauty of surfaces as seen in a series of pis and ts'ungs from pre-Han times, also blades and axe heads. From the period of the six dynasties: a horses head in glaucous green jade and a ring in the form of a dragon.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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