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Western Han Dynasty206B.C.-25A.D.

Unearthed at Sanmenxia,Henan

Height: 37cm

Mouth diameter: 34cm

The Yan is a steamer. It haspounchlike legs which can be filled with water and its upper partis like that of a Ding, food vessel. A rack is affixed to the baseof this section so that it can hold the food to besteamed.