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Gold Monster
 

               

The Han Dynasty

Length:11 cm Height:11.5 cm

Unearthed in 1957 from Gaotucun,Shenmu County,Shaanxi Province

  Standing on a lotus-shaped stand,the monster bends over to

prepare to fight.It has a large horn which is divided into four branches

and is decorated with a monster-head relief.Its tail is also decorated

with a monster-head,and it rolls up and looks like a ring.Possibly it is

an ornamental object of the Hun people who lived in the prairie in

Northern China.