Model showing men requesting a prescription from a Taoist medical god, China, 1800-1911

Made:
1800-1911 in China
maker:
Unknown

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Plaster figure group, depicting a request for a prescription from the God, Yao Wang, Ching period, China, 1800-1911

A model of a group of men worshipping Yaowang, the Buddhist god of medicine. Gods have always played a part in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A69076
Materials:
complete, mahogany (wood), paint, paper (fibre product), plaster and textile
Measurements:
overall weight: x x , , 2.29kg
type:
diorama
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Glendining