Yan steamer set with ring handles. Han dynasty (206 BCE-220CE)

Yan steamer set with ring handles. Han dynasty (206 BCE-220CE)

  • Image Number:K1A002200N000000000PAE
  • Dynamy:Han dynasty
  • Category:Bronzes
  • Function:Eaters
  • Material:Mineral/metal/bronze
  • Description:
    The upper part of this device is the steamer, and the lower part is the outlet. The steamer has a mouth, a folding edge, a round belly, a circle of feet, and a pair of ring ears on both sides for easy extraction and movement. The belly is decorated with a string pattern. Out, small mouth, rolling shoulder, round belly, round bottom, a string pattern on the shoulder, two upward hooks and rings on the shoulder side, and a wide edge protruding on the abdomen. The outlet of the steamer is a cooker. The outlet of the round bottom can be directly placed on the stove for fire. The bottom of the steamer should have a perforated or hollow grate for steam penetration. Its design principle is similar to that of today’s steamer. Similar objects appeared in the tomb of Liu Sheng and his wife, King Jing of Zhongshan in the Western Han Dynasty in Mancheng, Hebei, in 1968, and in the tomb of the first Tomb of the Unknown Tomb, No. 1, Maoling, Xianyang, Shaanxi, in 1981. All the objects were inscribed with “Yan” or “Yan retort”

漢 雙環耳鍑甑

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