A very fine hollow-moulded grey earthenware female court attendant dating to the Han Dynasty. The figure is presented standing in a reverent pose, wearing the traditional Han Dynasty court attire, the shenyi, consisting of a long vest, tied at the waist and long, flaring sleeves. Her hairstyle, with a parting line in the middle and a bun to the back, is highly detailed through incisions. She has a calm expression, with gently smiling lips. This type of figurine would have been mould-made, with detailing added later.
Date: Circa 202 BC- AD 220