China , Kunlun Mountains, Xinjiang Province

The Birmingham boulder comes from the Khotan area in Xinjiang province in western China. There, jade is found in small quarries and as pebbles and boulders in the rivers flowing from the Kunlun Mountains, north into the Taklamakan desert.

  • Titles Boulder (Descriptive)
  • Artist China, , Kunlun Mountains, Xinjiang Province
  • Medium jade
  • Dimensions 17 x 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (43.2 x 29.8 x 24.8 cm)
  • Credit Line Museum purchase with funds provided by the James B. Chenoweth Memorial Foundation given by the families of Mrs. Norfleete Chenoweth, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Chenoweth, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Caley, 2006.16
  • Work Type boulder
  • Classification Sculpture