Carved and painted wooden figure of Pan Gu, the Creator, seated on a throne terminating in dragon heads. The figure has a pink beard and moustache and is holding two disks, possibly representing the sun and moon. He wears a gold loincloth of feathers.
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.