String puppet depicting a Buddhist monk wearing a yellow robe and a red silk cloak, jia sha, with metallic thread decoration which indicates high rank. Wooden feet, hands and head covered with plaster and decorated with polychrome pigments. Various strings attached to a wooden suspension bar.
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.