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This unique stone transformed by water over a length of time features a poem written by the Qianlong Emperor who ruled during the 18th century. He is known for authoring thousands of poems and other literary works during his lifetime. Qianlong compares the features of the jade with that of the poetic scenery in Hangzhou.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Object Description

Rock ornament

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