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The arteries of the human body with a foetus in the womb. Watercolour by a Persian artist.

[between 1800 and 1899?]
Part of:
Alexandrian series.
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Diagram comparable to the "six picture series" or "Alexandrian series" pasted or bound in Persian manuscripts of the "Zakhīrah-i Khvārazm’Shāhī" ("Treasure of Khvārazm’Shāhī") written by al-Jurjani (Ismā‘īl ibn Muḥammad al-Ḥusayn Jurjānī) ca. 1110 AD, and the "Tashrīḥ-i Mansur-i" ("Anatomy of Mansur" written by Manṣūr ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf Ibn Ilyā, ca. 1390 AD


[Iran], [between 1800 and 1899?]

Physical description

1 painting : watercolour, with pen and ink ; image 31.3 x 21.7 cm


Wellcome Library no. 582965i

Exhibitions note

Exhibited in “Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian medicine” at Wellcome Collection, 16 November 2017 – 8 April 2018


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