A finely moulded Northern and Southern Dynasties terracotta figurine, depicting a standing male attendant with clasped hands. He is presented wearing an iconic nomadic short tunic featuring turn-down collars, with both hands clasped in front his chest. His slender trousers are finely expressed by a curved outline, echoing his moulded belt that is fastened across his waist. Two fan-shaped clothing are sculpted above the sides of his legs, imitating the flaring fabrics of his attire. His facial features are clearly expressed, including arched eyebrows, elongated eyes, and a sensual lips with some original red pigment. The attendant wears a typical Northern and Southern Dynasties coiffure, with hair dividing into halves, each neatly tied up into a swirling low bun. The reverse is flat and unworked.
The figurine is mounted on a customised stand.
Date: Circa 420 to 589 AD