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Gold Monster

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Han Dynasty

Length: 11cm   Height: 11.5cm

Unearthed from Shenmu County, Shaanxi Province in 1957

Standing on a lotus-shaped stand, the monster bends overprepares to fight. It has a large horn which is dividedfour branchesis decorated with a monster-head relief. Its tail is also decorated with a monster head. It rolls upward like a ring. This object is probably an ornamental object of the Hun people who lived in the steppe area of Northern China.