Bronze fu cauldron (detail)

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Postcard of Bronze fu cauldron (detail).
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Bronze fu cauldron (detail)

This type of bronze vessel was probably used for steaming food. It could be supported on a stand designed to hold the vessel over a fire.

The bottom of this fu cauldron has a number of slits.

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Online ID: 000-190-001-302-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1928.76
Date: 206 BC - 220 AD
Western Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 25)
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 171 mm H x 327 mm D
What: Rice steamer
Subject: Bronzes
Where: China
Description: Rice steamer of bronze, circular with a foot rim, two circular loop-handles at the sides, and a bottom perforated with slits disposed symmetrically within a circle: China, Han dynasty, 206 BC - 220 AD
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