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A physician bleeding a patient, other patients are waiting to see him. Gouache painting.
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1 painting : gouache ; image 14 x 24.3 cm
A Greek surgery of the fifth century B.C. ...
Jess Bailey, 'Exhibiting health and difference at Henry Wellcome's Historical Medical Museum', Kritische Berichte, 2020, 48 (4): 30-43 (pp. 37-38)
Lettering contines: "In the centre is seated a surgeon, bleeding a patient; right and left are two more patients, bandaged, waiting their turn; on the extreme right and left are two further patients, the latter being shown in by a dwarf. From a painting on an Attic vase (480-460 B.C.) in the Louvre."
Wellcome Library no. 21250i
After a painting on a Greek aryballos, ca. 480-460 B.C., acquired in 1914 by the Musée du Louvre (inventory nos. CA 1989 and CA 2183)
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