A similar straw-glazed figure of an official was excavated from the tomb of the Tang military commander Zheng Rentai buried in 664 AD, a satellite tomb for the mausoleum of the Tang emperor Taizong. In similar fashion, this figure wears the long sleeves of a court official with his hands folded in deference and the jingdeguan or bureaucrat's hat. See James C.Y. Watt et al., China: Dawn of a Golden Age, 200-750 AD, New York, 2004, pp. 292-3, no. 184.