Glove puppet in the form of male figure, possibly opera character, with a painted face and long black hair. The puppet is wearing a white costume decorated with fur, metal discs inlaid with glass or mirror, metallic thread 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.