The head was found Thursday, positioned over the head of the owner of a tomb in the Yejiashan Graveyard in central China's Hubei province, China's official Xinhua news agency reported.
Most of the tombs at Yejiashan belonged to nobles during the early Western Zhou Dynasty, which ranged from 1046-771 B.C.
"It is the first time that such a sculpture has been discovered from the Western Zhou Dynasty," said Li Boqian, an archeologist with Beijing University.
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