Ritual vessel wine warmer (jue) with masks (taotie) and cicada

Historical period(s)
middle Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1150-1100 BCE
H x W x D: 19.6 × 17.1 × 10.1 cm (7 11/16 × 6 3/4 × 4 in)
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Gift of Elizabeth A. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 24b: Anyang: China's Ancient City of Kings
Metalwork, Vessel

Ritual vessel: jue

Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), China, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)
Provenance research underway.

Inscribed under the handle (undeciphered)

Published References
  • Robert Poor. Bronze Ritual Vessels of Ancient China. Slide Lectures New York. .
  • Robert W. Bagley. Shang Ritual Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections: Volume 1 of Ancient Chinese Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. vol. 1, Washington and Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1987. cat. 18, pp. 194-195.
  • Noel Barnard, Cheung Kwong-yue. Zhong Ri Ou Mei Aoniu suo jian suo ta suo mo jin wen hui bian [Rubbings and Hand Copies of Bronze Inscriptions in Chinese, Japanese, European, American, and Australasian Collections]. 10 vols., Taipei, 1978. p. 1717.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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