Ritual wine warmer (fangjia) with masks (taotie), dragons, birds, and cicadas

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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    ca. 1150 BCE
  • Geography

    Anyang, probably Henan province, China
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 40.6 × 25.4 × 24 cm (16 × 10 × 9 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Ceremonial vessel with cover: type jia. Surface: smooth green patina. Decoration: in high relief, low relief, and incised.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    C.T. Loo & Company (1914-1948)
  • Provenance

    From at least 1935
    C. T. Loo & Company, New York from at least January 5, 1935 [1]
    From 1935
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company, New York on March 13, 1935 [2]
    [1] See Approval Memo with annotation: "Brought in by C. T. Loo's nephew," dated January 5, 1935, in object file. The object is described as discovered at Zhangde Fu in Henan province.
    [2] See C. T. Loo's invoice dated March 13, 1935, copy in object file.
  • Origin

    Anyang, probably Henan province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

  • On View

    Sackler Gallery 23b: Anyang: China's Ancient City of Kings
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