Bronze fu cauldron

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Postcard of Bronze fu cauldron.
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Bronze fu cauldron

This kind of fu cauldron had been very a popular bronze vessel in the Western Han period. They were especially popular in Sichuan, Guizhou and Hubei.

This fu cauldron has a plain, simple style. It has a wide mouth and two ring handles.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-444-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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