[China, late Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-2250 BCE. Gifts of Charles Lang Freer.]
A study in contrasts: truly old versus new and earthy versus polished. Above, Chinese jade (nephrite) disks from the Freer Gallery of Art exhibition, Ancient Chinese Jades & Bronzes. This show highlights over 100 pieces representing some of the greatest examples of Chinese art outside China. Below, a less precious 21st century object -- Kenneth Jay Lane's resin jade links.
[Detail view via Shopbop.]