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Yen Steamer with the Character

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This piece is composed of a tseng cooking vessel and a li cauldron cast together. There was probably a grill in between, which is now missing. Two rounds of vague bowstring lines appear on the surface. A small vertical line and two dots between the two rounds of bowstring lines roughly represent the nose and the eyes of an animal mask. Inside the steamer is an inscription “ 甗_罔(內文)”。

Mid 11th century-771 B.C.

Height 30.2, diameter of mouth 17.0 cm.

Tomb M60, Hsin-ts’un, Chun-hsien, Honan



Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

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