Compare the very similar standing figure with conical hat but longer robes, shown with a horse loaded with a pack covered with a tiger skin, excavated from the Heshi tomb, Hu county, Shaanxi province, now in the Shaanxi Provincial Museum, illustrated in Zhongguo Meishu Quanji; Diaosu Bian (The Great Treasury of Chinese Fine Arts; Sculpture), Beijing, 1988, vol. 6, no. 57. Refer, also, to the Catalogue of the exhibition, The Quest for Eternity, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1987, nos. 96 - 99, where a group of similar figures are illustrated. They are apparently part of a group of twenty such figures that were excavated in 1956 from the Yuan tomb of Duan Jirong at Qujiangchi, Xi'an.
The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. C199b36 is consistent with the dating of this lot.