Hongshan Jades in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Jade Collection


The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery is an art museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. focusing on Asian art. The Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art together form the Smithsonian’s national museums of Asian art in the United States. The Freer and Sackler galleries house the largest Asian art research library in the country.

Founded in 1982, the Gallery is named after Arthur M. Sackler, who donated approximately 1,000 objects and $4 million to the building of the museum. Located on the south side of the National Mall, and being physically connected to the Freer Gallery of Art, 96% of the museum is located underground below the Enid A. Haupt Garden.

Webp.net-gifmaker (62)An extremely rich collection of jade objects spanning 5,000 years, including several hundred ceremonial jades dating from 3500 BCE to 200 CE, and animal carvings from the 10th to the 16th century. Sample Hongshan jades are shown here.