This attendant, probably a servant, would have been part of a group of replicas of household members placed in the tomb to aid the deceased in the afterlife.
Compare a Han attendant also modeled in this more unusual manner, with the hands visible and modeled to hold an object, possibly a standard, and with separately modeled feet, illustrated in Zhongguo Meishu Quanji; Diaosu Bian (The Great Treasury of Chinese Fine Arts; Sculpture), vol. 2, Beijing, 1985, p. 50, no. 51.
The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. C199w66 is consistent with the dating of this lot.