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Carved and painted wooden altar figure of Pai ma Lao-shih Gong, the White Horse General. He has a red face and is mounted on a white horse. His right hand suggests that he once held a weapon, now missing, and silk banners are attached to his back. The robes are gold, and pompoms and feathers protrude from his headdress.


component; figure (ritual & belief: representations)

1 item (description level: accessory)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  component; figure (ritual & belief: representations)

China, East Asia, Asia
Additional place information
collected:  China 
made:  China 
Date made
early 20th century
Additional date information
date made:  20th century 
Tythacott, Louise
Additional collector information
collector:   Tythacott, Louise 
Date collected
{earliest=1990, latest=1995, primary=true, value=1990 - 1995}
Additional date information
date collected:  1990 - 1995 
1990 - 1995 

Materials & techniques
wood; paint; feather; metal; silk; synthetic fibre; textile
Additional material & technique information
material: wood (overall)
material: paint (paint)
material: silk (part)
material: textile (part)
material: feather (part)
material: metal (part)
material: synthetic fibre (part)

vendor:  Tythacott, Louise  1990 - 2004

Related objects
part of figure (ritual & belief: representations) (2004.335)
Related subjects
association: Guardian figures (second row)
association: Banners
related subject: Carving
association: Figures
object name: figures (ritual & belief: representations)
object name: components
material: feather
material: synthetic fibre
material: paint
material: wood
material: metal
material: silk
technique: textile

Record created 2018-05-10 by RWEST
Record last updated 2018-05-16 by RWEST

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