▪ bronze vessel

      type of ancient Chinese bronze steamer, or cooking vessel, used particularly for grain. It consisted of a deep upper bowl with a pierced bottom, which was placed upon or attached to a lower, legged vessel similar in shape to the li. It was produced during the Shang, or Yin (18th–12th century BC), and Zhou (1111–256/255 BC) dynasties.

      Pottery yan first appeared during the so-called Longshan culture (c. 3000–2000 BC, during the Neolithic Period), but the form became popular during the Shang dynasty and the early Zhou dynasties. The bronze yan of the early Shang dynasty was used as a ritual utensil. It often had two handles at the rim of the mouth; these were sometimes marked with inscriptions or cast patterns. Bronze yan of the Western Zhou dynasty and the Spring and Autumn period were usually square in shape, while those from the Warring States period were generally round. The yan was not usually elaborately decorated. It was increasingly rare after the later Zhou dynasty.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Yan — puede referirse a: Emperador Yan (炎帝, emperador de la llama); gobernante de China a comienzos del II milenio a. C.. Estado Yan, uno de los Reinos Combatientes (China, siglo IV a. C. al siglo II a. C.). No debe… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Yan — may refer to: * Martin Yan, host of Yan Can Cook * Cantonese transcription of Chinese surname 甄. Created for Naming taboo. Emperor Ming of Han has a given name of Zhuang, and he renamed the Zhuang surname to Yan. * State of Yan, a state in China… …   Wikipedia

  • Yan'an — Yán ān · 延安 Localisation de la préfecture de Yan an (en jaun …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Yan Ni — Chinese name 闫妮 Pinyin Yán Ní (Mandarin) Born March 10, 1971 (1971 03 10) (age 40) Xi an, Shaanxi, China …   Wikipedia

  • Yan'an — Yan án (en chino:延安市, pinyin:Yán ānshí) Es una ciudad prefectura en la provincia de Shaanxi, República Popular de China. Yan an es hoy en día una ciudad con rango de prefectura que administra varios cantones, incluyendo el de Zhidan, antiguamente …   Wikipedia Español

  • Yan Fu — (chinesisch 嚴復 / 严复 Yán Fù, W. G. Yen Fu, * 8. Februar 1853 in Fuzhou, Fujian; † 27. Oktober 1921) war ein berühmter Übersetzer und Gelehrter …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yan — steht für: Yan (Staat), chinesischer Staat während der Zeit der Zhou Dynastie Yan ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Yan Hong (* 1966), chinesische Geherin Yan Liang († 200), General zur Zeit der Drei Reiche im alten China Yan Lianke (*… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yan — 燕 (zh) XIe siècle av. J.‑C. – 222 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Yan Zi — Nationalität: China Volksrepublik …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yan Fu — (zh tspw|t=嚴復|s=严复|p=Yán Fù|w=Yen Fu, January 8 1854 October 27 1921), courtesy name Ji Dao (幾道), was a Chinese scholar and translator, most famous for introducing Western thoughts, including Darwin s idea of natural selection, into China during… …   Wikipedia

  • Yan Fu — (1853–1921). 嚴復 Yan Fu o Ya Fu(1853 1924) escritor chino del período moderno. Tradujo obras filosóficas occidentales que ejercieron gran influencia en la occidentalización de China. Enlaces externos …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”