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Bloodletting points and moxa points on the human body. Gouache painting, Tibet.

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582618i
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Description

The chart indicates points on the body which are important according to Saṅs-rgyas rGya-mtsh's medical textbook "Vaiḍurya sṄon po" of the 17th century, which is a commentary on the rGyud bźi ("Four tantras")

Physical description

1 painting : gouache on canvas ; sheet 36 x 25.5 cm

References note

Marianne Winder, Catalogue of Tibetan manuscripts and xylographs, and catalogue of thankas, banners and other paintings and drawings in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London 1989, p. 105, thankas banners and paintings no. 54

Lettering note

Ink inscriptions: 22 short pieces of text in dbu can script

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 582618i

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  • Tibetan

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