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Ritual wine warmer (jia) with taotie and birds
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Ritual wine warmer (jia) with taotie and birds

Ritual wine warmer (jia) with taotie and birds

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 41.8 x 21.5 x 22.3 cm (16 7/16 x 8 7/16 x 8 3/4 in)
Type:
Metalwork, Vessel
Origin:
Yangzi River Valley, China
Topic:
bird, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 B.C.E.), casting, mask, China, Chinese Art, taotie
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
On View:
Freer, Gallery 18: Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes
Date:
ca. 1400-1250 B.C.E.
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Accession Number:
F1907.37
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Provenance:
To 1907 Y. Fujita and Company, Japan, to 1907 [1] From 1907 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Y. Fujita and Company, Japan in 1907 [1] From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2] Notes: [1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 31, pg. 21, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. [2] See note 1. [3] 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.
Rights:
Copyright with museum






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