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Body and Spirit: Tibetan Medical Paintings

An exhibition of 64 Tibetan medical paintings from the American Museum of Natural History's collection, Body and Spirit: Tibetan Medical Paintings is now in the Museum's fourth-floor Audubon Gallery. 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.Join the exhibition's curator, Laila Williamson, from the Museum's Division of Anthropology, as she walks through Body and Spirit: Tibetan Medical Paintings, and discusses some of the medical practices depicted in these art pieces.Produced and edited by James Sims. For more information visit http://www.amnh.org
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