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<I>Fangjia<I> (ritual wine vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


12th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
&lt;I>Fangjia&lt;I> (ritual wine vessel), Artist Unknown (China)
Fangjia (ritual wine vessel): Gallery Label - Current
: Chinese Bronzes Added to Pillsbury Collection
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 13 3/4 x 9 in. (34.93 x 22.86 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Shang dynasty, 12th century BCE
Physical Description: Kia with four spread legs, inscribed. The decor of the body, S-shaped in profile, displays the usual elements of a bodied t'ao-t'ieh flanked by vertical dragons and, in the neck belt, beaked dragons with a band of rising blades filled with disolved cicada
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.109
Added to Site: February 28, 2009