7 Chinese Silver Unicorn (Kylin)

7 • Chinese Silver Unicorn (Kylin)

Probably Song dynasty, 11th–12th century AD
Size: 7 × 6.5 cm

While European unicorns had horses’ bodies and Middle and South-East Asian unicorns were built like bulls, their Chinese relations were altogether more fanciful, a bit rhino-like, and clearly capable of some surprising tricks.