It is one of the many Tibetan medical thangkas that show medical illustrations. These educational tables were used as illustrations of a medical text ("The Four Tantras") that originated in the 9th century on the basis of Indian and Chinese sources. As a kind of illustrated encyclopedia, these pictures are still used in the traditional Tibetan medical education. The illustrations show an extensive spectrum of the medicine at that time.
This thangka painting was handpainted in Nepal and fairly traded by us.
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