Compare two similar figures unearthed in 1966 from a tomb at Renjiapo, Xi'an City, and now in the Shaanxi Historical Museum, included in the exhibition, Treasure of Chang'an, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 15 October 1993 - 2 January 1994, no. 3. See, also, another similar figure, also unearthed at Renjiapo, included in the exhibition, The Quest for Eternity, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 15 October 1987 - 3 January 1988, fig. 16, p. 107, where it is noted that the figure wears three layers of robes, the two inner robes with a high, thick rolled edge.
The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. C299g86 is consistent with the dating of this lot.