Bronze Yak

Yuan Dynasty, 1260 - 1368 AD
Gansu Provincial Museum

This strongly-modeled bronze yak was found in Tianzhu, a Tibetan Autonomous County in Gansu province. It is .7m (28in) high, and weighs 80kg (176 lb). The yak has great economic and religious significance in Tibetan culture, providing the people with necessities such as meat, clothing, and butter.