Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques

Historic Surgical Instruments

In pear shaped wooden box with lacquer decorations

Reserved until 12/24

The outer surface of this two-part, pear-shaped medical instrument box is painted with several Tibetan symbols and is completely covered. Inside are twenty-two partially engraved surgical instruments of historical Tibetan medicine. Eleven instruments are mounted on the two inner shelves. Similarly, two additional shelves hold another eleven instruments, but one instrument is missing.

Today there are very few preserved historical surgical instruments of Tibetan medicine. They are usually kept in rectangular painted wooden boxes. In a simpler version, they are sometimes found simply attached to a large piece of sheepskin. This box is very different from these two common forms and is extremely rare.

Condition Report: Due to its age, the surface of most of the instruments shows some rust. The lacquered top and bottom of the box show signs of age. However, there is no serious damage to the finish, such as cracks, chipping, or complete lack of color.

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.]