Ritual wine warmer (jia) with taotie and birds
- Ritual vessel
- Historical period(s)
- Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1400-1250 BCE
- 41.8 x 21.5 x 22.3 cm
- China, Yangzi River Valley
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Crested birds top the posts and bovine heads embellish the side handle. Two bands of decoration are composed of three taotie flanked by tiny dragons.
Y. Fujita and Company, Japan, to 1907 
From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Y. Fujita and Company, Japan in 1907 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Bronze List, S.I. 31, pg. 21, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
- Former owner
- C.L. Freer source: Y. Fujita and Company
- On View Location
- Freer, Gallery 18: Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes
- Collection(s) Area
- Chinese Art
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum