A painted gray pottery figure of a female attendant, han dynasty

A painted gray pottery figure of a female attendant, han dynasty2

A painted gray pottery figure of a female attendant, han dynasty3

Lot 15. A painted gray pottery figure of a female attendant, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Height 14 in., 35.6 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500  USD. © Sotheby's.

modeled standing wearing a long white-hemmed red robe, folded across the chest and tied below the waist, the hands held in front within the sleeves, the face detailed in black on a white ground, all below hair pulled up on top of the head and painted black, wood stand, Japanese wood box (3).

Provenance: Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, Tokyo, acquired between 1960-1969.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013