Yen Steamer with the Character
Item No. : R020014
Mid 11th century-771 B.C.
Height 30.2, diameter of mouth 17.0 cm.
Tomb M60, Hsin-ts’un, Chun-hsien, Honan
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 “ *”。