The present example is in a remarkable state of preservation, with only light fading, and of superb workmanship. The linear treatment of the fluttering scarf, executed with exceptional finesse and attention to detail, is closely related to Central Asian prototypes; cf. an embroidery of a celestial musician at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a corresponding example of an offering figure, in the Chris Hall Collection, in A. Wardwell and J. Watt, When Silk was Gold, 1997, cat. no. 61, p. 60ff. and fig. 85. Compare also with lot 135 for a further discussion of the iconography.