The monumental size, sensitivity of carving, crisp treatment of the gracefully draped folds, both those falling in parallel curved lines down the front of the subtly indicated body and those of the hem, relates this figure to other imposing white marble figures of a similar date. See firgure of Amitabha Buddha in the Royal Ontario Museum, illustrated in Homage to Heaven, Homage to Earth, 1992, p.163, pl.92.
Another very similar sculpture was included in the Eskenzi exhibtion (Sculpture and ornament in early Chinese art, London, 11 June-13 July 1996, no. 31). See also, the monumental sculpture of a similar type illustrated in Chinese Marble Sculptures of the Transition Period, B.M.F.E.A., no. 12, Stockholm, 1940, pl. II (b)