Doctor's bag, Tibetan.

Doctor's bag, Tibetan.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


Containing minerals and herbs, a horn and spatula for mixing, and a blade and sharpening stone for simple surgery. Tibetan medicine has elements familar from China (herbal cures), Greece-Arabia (the humours of the body), and India (placing the soul in the spine). It also uses chants from Lamaism, a form of Buddhism.

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