Henan Museum
Painted pottery Yan, steamer
Edit: acf
Time: 2006-05-25 07:59:59
Period: Western Han Dynasty
Provenance: Unearthed at Sanmenxia,Henan
Measurements: Height: 37cm, Mouth diameter: 34cm

Western Han Dynasty  
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.