Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques

Historic Surgical Instruments

In pear shaped wooden box with lacquer decorations

The outer surface of this two-piece pear-shaped medical instrument box is painted with multiple Tibetan symbols and is fully covered. In the inside part there are twenty two partially engraved surgical instruments of historical Tibetan medicine. Eleven instruments are fixed in the two inner shelfes. Likewise, Two additional shelves hold another eleven instruments however One instrument is missing.

Today there are only very few preserved historical surgical instruments of Tibetan medicine. They are mostly kept in rectangular painted wooden boxes. In a simpler version, they are sometimes found just attached to a large piece of sheepskin. This box differs considerably from these two common forms and represents as extremely rare.

Condition report: Due to age, the surface of the majority of the instruments shows a rusty coating. The painted top and bottom of the box show signs of age. However, there is no serious damage to the paint, such as cracks, chipped or completely missing colors. For details look at the high resolution photo.

Measurements: 29.9 x 12.6 x 4.7" | 76 x 32 x 12 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Wood - Iron
Weight: 9.4 kg | 20.7 lbs
Age: Prob. late 19th / early 20th cent.
High resolution: Display [0.7 MB, 1108 x 3636 px.]