Eastern Han (Late Han) Infantryman 东汉战士
Eastern Han dynasty golden belt buckle. Heavy Central Asian aesthetic influence apparent.
Figure of Chi you (蚩尤), a tribal leader that once fought against the
Yellow Emperor: the deified mythological ancestor of the Han people.
He is often depicted like a demonic or gremlin- like creature, with each
limb carrying a weapon and ready for war. Not only are his feet armed
but in many versions his head or his back also sports a crossbow
ready to fire at his enemies. For this he was often seen as a
god of war. Many Miao (Hmong) people saw Chiyou as
one of their ancient kings.