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Beast-Head-Shaped Agate Cup,A Wine Vessel
 

             

The Tang Dynasty

Length:13.5 cm  Diameter of Mouth:5.9 cm

Unearthed in 1970 at Hejiacun,Xi'an

   With an exotic style, this cup was made in the shape of a beast's head.It has

an antelope-head shaped handle.If the gold on its mouth was removed,wine could

flow out of the mouth.It was regarded as proof of the cultural exchange between

China and other nations during the Tang Dynasty.