There does not appear to be another published example of a bowed, kneeling female figure of this type. These figures are typically modeled in graceful kneeling positions with straight backs. See, for example, two figures excavated in 1966 from a tomb at Renjiapo, Xi'an City, 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. Another figure, also unearthed at Renjiapo, was included in the exhibition, The Quest for Eternity, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 15 October 1987 - 3 January 1988, fig. 16, p. 107.
The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. C200e79 is consistent with the dating of this lot.