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Ritual wine vessel, jia

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Ritual wine vessel, jia

Date

Shang dynasty (c.1500-1050 BC)

Medium

Bronze

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CVCSC 0406.A

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Chinese

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The jia shares several features with the jue: three (or more rarely four) legs, a handle and capped posts. It is much larger though, and clearly intended to hold multiple servings of wine. The jia also has a wider range of body styles. The posts may have been used to help move it on and off a source of heat, since wine was often served warm

Ritual wine vessel, jia Shang dynasty (c.1500-1050 BC) © Compton Verney

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