Compare a related pottery dog excavated from an Eastern Han tomb in the northern suburbs of Yichang, Hebei, illustrated in Kaogu Xuebao, 1976:2, pl. 12, fig. 3. See a similarly modelled dog, but glazed in brown, included in the exhibition, Treasures from the Shanghai Museum: 6,000 Years of Chinese Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1983, p. 89, no. 53. See, also, a slightly larger amber-glazed dog, sold in these rooms, 2 June 1994, lot 234.