Bass Museum Through Apr 29th, 2007The Gertrude Silverstone Muss Gallery at the Bass Museum of Art is currently holding an exhibition organized by the Princess Thi-Nga Foundation and the museum. This rare collection of approximately 80 jade sculptures from the 19th and early 20th centuries, which has never been shown publicly, will travel to leading museums nationally and internationally. The exhibition, presented by The Princess Thi-Nga Foundation, is dedicated to the memory of the Princess’ great-great-great Grandfather His Imperial Majesty Emperor Gia Long, founder of Vietnam. During Imperial time, Jade or Stone of Heaven was considered to be the most precious stone – far beyond diamonds and more valuable than gold. To Asians, it embodies qualities of nobility, perfection, constancy, immortality, purity, integrity and wisdom – a symbolic link between man and the spiritual world.