The ornate text at the bottom (in a precursor of the Devanagari script) incorporates King Harshavardhana’s signature. It reads: “My own hand. Sri Harsha, Lord Paramount.” (Svahasto mama maharajadhiraja sri Harshasya,)
From Epigraphia Indica. Via ibiblio.org
Tibetan Musical Score. This Tibetan manuscript is a small musical score used for chanting rituals in Buddhist ceremonies. Curves, rather than scales, are used to record the correct recitation melodies, all orchestrated to the accompaniment of bells, cymbals, and other musical instruments. Scholars speculate that the Tibetan curved notation is one of the oldest forms of musical scoring in the world. Via Library of Congress
Tibetan musical notation .Via ExperimentalType
Root of Diagnosis: This Tibetan medical thangka depicts the methods of diagnosis outlined in the Root Tantra. The trunks of the tree depict the three techniques of diagnosis: from left to right, visual observation, pulsology (reading the pulse), and inquiry. Visual observation breaks into two branches: examining samples of urine (top) and the condition of the patient’s tongue (bottom.) The next trunk, pulsology, is a subtle technique used to identify humoural imbalance by way of the pulse. The final trunk, inquiry, is divided into three separate branches, which illustrate the effects of each humour on diet and conduct. The leaves represent the body’s three humours. (Via Wikipedia)
Thangka of medicine and herbs. Via Exotic India
Tibetan medicinal painting. Via Exotic India
The Origin of Poisons. Tibetan medicine painting via Exotic India
Tibetan astrological diagram, via Exotic India
Dragons from The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs by Robert Beer.
Astrolabe, by Allahdad, Lahore, c.1570
Oil lamp finial in the form of the Kinnara, Central Java. Circa 9th/early 10th century. Bronze. Length: 25 cm
‘I Saw the Man’ absurdist abstract tree by Ramsingh Urveti for Tara Books, India. (via peacay)
Ganesh Pyne, R.I.P.
The fly and the flower, 1973. Via Glenbarra Art Museum
Vishnu and Lakshmi on Shesha Naga, ca. 1870 | Umbilical | Amruta Patil
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