Wooden figure of man practising moxibustion

1750-1800 in Tokyo

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Wooden figure showing moxibustion, Japan, 1700s. Front view. Light grey background.
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Wooden figure showing moxibustion, signed Miwa with Kakihan, Japan, late 1700s

A wooden figure of a man giving himself moxibustion treatment - burning herbs on or near the skin. The black spot on his leg represents the smouldering herb. The figure is signed Miwa with Kakihan.

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Science Museum: Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

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Asian Medicine
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  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
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