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


Artist Unknown (China)


12th-11th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
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: New Group of Chinese Bronzes Lent by Mr. Pillsbury
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 8 3/4 x 6 3/8 x 6 3/8 in. (22.23 x 16.19 x 16.19 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 12th-11th century BCE, Shang dynasty, Pinyang
Physical Description: The profile of the body is S-shaped with the inward curvature placed close to the rim of the vessel. Dragonized t'ao-t'ieh (winged-dragon type) and rising blades with stylized cicadas decorate the neck belt. The body t'ao-t'ieh, on a ground of squared spi
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.43
Added to Site: February 28, 2009