Carved and painted wooden figure of Monkey, Sun Wukong, seated upon a throne and with pink hair. He wears robes of gold and holds a red gourd-shaped vessel in one hand. The other hand suggests he also once held a staff, which is now missing.
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.