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Question 1: Lacking ________, jade was the hardest material the Pre-Columbians were able to work with, apart from emery.

Question 2: [22] The Aztecs' own masks are more typically of ________ inlay, the Mayans' of jade inlay (see gallery).
TurquoiseQuartzLapis lazuliJewellery

Question 3: Hardstone carving falls under the general category of glyptic art, which covers small carvings and ________ in all categories of stone.
SculptureCollageCeramic artStained glass

Question 4: There is a well developed tradition of carving Pounamu (jade) for weapons, tools and ornaments by the Māori people of ________.
AustraliaNauruUnited KingdomNew Zealand

Question 5: The jade signet ring of ________ has been called a "unique specimen" of Egyptian jade.
NefertitiAmenhotep IIITutankhamunAkhenaten

Question 6: Roman ________ was invented to imitate cameo gems, with the advantage that consistent layers were possible even in objects in the round.
Art NouveauCeramic artEngraved gemCameo glass

Question 7: There are related Asian traditions of Korean jade carving, in Southeast Asia, and to a much lesser extent ________.
JapanUnited KingdomCambodiaCanada

Question 8: The court workshops of the ________ also produced lavish and elaborate objects, in similar styles but without reaching the artistic peaks of Mughal carving.
Ottoman EmpireTurkeyTurkish peopleIstanbul

Question 9: Hard organic minerals such as ________ and jet are included, as well as the mineraloid obsidian.

Question 10: [1] Normally the objects are small, and the category overlaps with both ________ and sculpture.
Body piercingJewelleryBrassGold


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