Another group of three entertainers, also comprising a dancer, singer and lute player, in the collection of the Muse Cernuschi, was included in the exhibition at the musuem, Chine connue & inconnue, October 1992 - February 1993, p. 99. The figures in this latter group are more simply modeled. Another lute player, also with flowers decorating her hairdo, is illustrated in Ancient Chinese Sculpture Gallery, The Shanghai Museum, 1996, no. 5.
The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. C199q41 is consistent with the dating of this lot.