Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Medical - Blue Beryl

གསོ་རིག། 医术
(item no. 956)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug
Size 41.91x57.15cm (16.50x22.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P2000.3.7
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Blue Beryl (Tibetan: vai dur ya ngon po) Medical Painting #49, 85th chapter, depicting the main organs and structures of the trunk of the body. The original set of paintings was conceived and commisioned by the regent of Tibet, Sanggye Gyatso 1653-1705 (biographical details and textual reference).

Jeff Watt 11-2000

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