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2006an7092 jpg l

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Acquired in 1938 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
11th century BC-10th century BC (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Height: 35.3 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
69320
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:57:32.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:57:32.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 10, shelf 2
longitude
104.165649
marks
? zuo xi gong bao zun yi ? made west palace precious vessel
materials
materials_techniques
Cast bronze
museum_number
M.214-1938
museum_number_token
m2141938
object_number
O72237
object_type
Food vessel (yan)
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
This vessel is called a 'yan' in Chinese, meaning a 'steamer'. It is made up of two parts - a bowl with apertures on the base, and a tripod. Water would first be poured into the tripod, and a bamboo basket containing food would be placed in the bowl. Fuel would be burnt beneath the tripod, causing the water to boil and send forth steam to cook the food.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AN7092
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
The Chinese name for this vessel is yan, meaning a 'steamer'. It has two parts - a bowl with holes on the base and a tripod.The cook would fill the tripod with water and place a bamboo basket containing food in the bowl. A fire would be lit beneath the tripod to make the water boil and give off steam to cook the food.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
food-vessel-yan-unknown
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-900
year_start
-1100