Ivory figure of a woman reclining on upholstered wooden couch
Ivory figure of a woman reclining on upholstered wooden couch, China, 1700-1920
An ivory figure of a woman reclining on an upholstered wooden couch. Historians thought that Chinese women would point out where their body was affected by illness on a doll like this, instead of having a physical examination. Now most historians think this is a myth.
- Asian Medicine
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- diagnostic figures and diagnosis (general), diagnostic figure, diagnosis (general), ethnography (chinese) diagnosis (general), diagnostic figures and ethnography (chinese)
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