Stringed puppet depicting a male character with moveable eyes. The puppet is wearing an ivory coloured robe decorated with embroidered dragons. The shape of the costume indicates that he is a military person and the colours on his face indicate that he is brave. Wooden feet, hands and head covered in plaster, decorated with polychrome pigment. 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.