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Body and Spirit: Tibetan Medical Paintings, A Collection of Tangkas Illustrating Medical Knowledge and Procedures


Body and Spirit: Tibetan Medical Paintings, an exhibition of 64 Tibetan medical paintings (also known as tangkas) from the American Museum of Natural History’s collection, opens Tuesday, January 25 in the Museum’s fourth-floor Audubon Gallery, and will run through July 17, 2011. On view for the first time in a museum exhibition, these hand-painted reproductions of traditional scroll paintings provide a unique and richly illustrated history of early medical knowledge and procedures in Tibet, and are believed to be among only a handful of such sets in existence.

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