medical drawing

ink and paint on paper
Tibet, early 20th cent.
size: 62 x 41 cm.

This drawing depicts the development of the human embryo (thangka nr. 5 of the famous series in Ulan Ude, Buriatya).

see:
Yri Parfionovitch, Gyurme Dorje and Ferdinand Meyer, Tibetan Medical Paintings, Illustrations to the Blue Beryl treatise of Sangye Gyatso (1653-1705), Volume I, p. 25-26, London (Serindia), 1992.

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