Ritual wine warmer (jia) with taotie

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Historical period(s)
Early Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-1200 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 52.8 x 30.5 x 26.4 cm (20 13/16 x 12 x 10 3/8 in)
Geography
China, Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1923.1a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), casting, China, inscription, mask, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE), taotie, wine
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950

Label

Faulty molding or casting occasionally resulted in containers whose walls are too thin or legs are incomplete, as happened in this tall container.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum