To welcome the start of the Year of the Ox in 2021, The Met partnered with New York City–based Junzi Kitchen, a modern fast-casual concept that makes authentic, everyday Chinese food accessible, on a limited-edition set of three chili oils.




Nicky Chang


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Each jar in the set features an image of a splendid carved jade ox or water buffalo—both representative of the bovine family that the Chinese refer to as Ox—from The Met collection. 

These artworks and others, including a large 18th-century jade sculpture of a water buffalo and an extraordinary 8th-century set of ceramic Chinese zodiac figures, can be found in the Museum’s Year of the Ox exhibition, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue through January 17, 2022.