Glove puppet in the form of female figure, possibly an opera character, with a painted face, headdress and long red hair. The puppet is wearing a black costume decorated with artificial fur, metallic strips and sequins. Wooden feet, hands decorated with black and white pigment. Wooden head covered with plaster and decorated with polychrome pigments.
Part of The Louise Tythacott Collection . The Louise Tythacott Collection was compiled as the result of intensive fieldwork over several years in South China and Hong Kong. Ms Tythacott is a Chinese-speaking anthropologist and a museum curator, and was Curator of Ethnography at Liverpool Museum, who was particularly fortunate in developing contacts during the course of her work. Ms Tythacott has also made collections for the Museum of Mankind.