Carved and painted wooden figure of Huang Da Xian, seated with one arm extended and one hand holding a staff with a sword slung over his shoulder. The figure is bearded, wears blue and gold robes and a headdress with yin-yang symbols painted on it.
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.