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Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian medicine

Thursday 16 November 2017 – Sunday 08 April 2018

Taking its name from the 18th-century Nepali painting, the Ayurvedic Man, this exhibition showcases an exquisite range of material from Wellcome's historical collections, including Sanskrit, Persian and Tibetan manuscripts, vibrant gouache paintings, erotic manuals and animal-shaped surgical tools. Ayurveda, translating as the knowledge of long life, is a centuries old but ever-evolving set of medical practices from South Asia. Exhibition also features two new commissions from artist Ranjit Kandalgaonkar and film-maker Nilanjan Bhattacharya.

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Keyword tags

Ayurveda | manuscripts | medicine | Nilanjan Bhattacharya | painting | Ranjit Kandalgaonkar | South Asia | Wellcome Collection


Wellcome Collection
(Gallery Level 1)
183 Euston Road
London NW1 2BE
phone 020 7611 2222
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