Ritual wine vessel (jia)

Chinese
Shang dynasty
13th–12th century B.C.


Dimensions

H. 42.2 (16 5/8 in.), L. (over handles): 24.8cm (9 3/4in.)

Accession Number

34.65

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Paul and Helen Bernat Galleries (Gallery 273)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork

Inscription

an emblem or clan sign

Provenance

1934, Francis Lee Higginson (b. 1877 – d. 1969), Boston; 1934, sold by Higginson, through Yamanaka and Co., Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 1, 1934)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the William Sturgis Bigelow Collection