Carved, wooden, painted figure of a seated female deity, Jiu Tian Xuan Nu, wearing gold robes with a raised pattern. The ight arm is raised, and would once have held something, whilst the left hand holds a stamp. The figure is seated on a red rock.
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.