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Ritual wine vessel (jia)

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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

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork