This impressive, large figure is similar in stance and style of hairdo to a slightly smaller figure (53.4cm.) illustrated in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, Tokyo, 1976, vol. I, p. 67, no. 178. See, also, the figure with similar incised detailing of the dress and scarf and with the same very full body, but with her hands held in a different position, included in the Exhibition of Eastern Art, Tokyo National Museum, 1968, p. 84, no. 380 and another cradling a dog in her arms, no. 379.
The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. C199x65 is consistent with the dating of this lot.