This single-handled small cauldron is a vessel for drawing and pouring hot water, which can also be used to add heat. It is very similar in both shape and function to the two single-handled cauldrons unearthed from sacrificial pit M1435. It has a capacity of 2,975 ml, or approximately the same capacity of the Pou Lidded Stoneware Vase (R000171). Therefore, water drawn from this single-handled cauldron could be poured into the stoneware vase for use.
- Item No.
- Late 14th-mid 11th century B.C.
- Height 19.0, diameter of mouth 16.2 cm.
- Sacrificial Pit M1380, Hsi -pei-kang, Anyang, Honan