Tibetan doctor's bag, Indian cosmetic dish and Chinese libation cup.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Tibetan doctor's bag, Indian cosmetic dish and Chinese libation cup.

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Description

The Tibetan doctor's bag contained minerals and herbs, a horn and spatula for mixing, and a blade and sharpening stone for simple surgery. In Tibet, medicine has elements familiar from China (herbal cures), Greece-Arabia (the humours of the body), and India (placing the soul in the spine). It also used chants from Lamaism, a form of Buddhism. The Chinese ceremonial libation cup was used to pour an alcoholic drink as an offering to the gods.
 

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