M0001246: Reproduction of a print of Charaka, c. 500 B.C.

19 August 1930
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About this work

Also known as

Previous title, replaced May 2020: Physicians: Charaka, c. 500 B.C.


Black and white reproduction of an Indian physician identified as Charaka [Caraka], c. 500 B.C., one of the principal contributors to Ayurveda, a system of medicine and lifestyle developed in Indian Subcontinent. The physician is depicted seated underneath a parasol and holding a vessel, and the image has a decorative floral border.


19 August 1930

Physical description

1 photograph glass plate negative; 12 x 16.5 cm


Catalogue data comes from a combination of entries in the original glass plate registers, metadata created when the glass plates were digitised in the early 2000s and enhancements made by the cataloguer in 2020.

Terms of use

Please consult the digitised version as this item is fragile. Email library@wellcomecollection.org to request access to the physical item.

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