This jade girdle belonged to the princess. Yellow threads connect its 32 jade leaves, 16 ornaments, and 1 curved jade bar (in the center).The jade leaves are lifelike, carved with veins and serrated edged. The various ornaments are carved in the round in the shape of fruits, animals, and other forms. These charms express abundance, many sons, wealth, long life, health, and other blessings.The craftsmen used the varied natural colors of agate to enhance the beauty of the piece, realistically portraying the ripeness of the pomegranates and the feathers of the ducks.


  • Title: Yupei with Jade Leaves
  • Location: Tomb of Prince Zhuang of Liang, Zhongxiang City, Hubei Province
  • Medium: Jade
  • Excavation Date: 2001
  • Dynasty: Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644
  • Dimensions: Length after restoration: 59cm, total weight: 328.3g

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