Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A monochrome woodblock print illustartion. The image is divided into a grid of six squares, five of which have images of snakes. Annotations in Chinese identify the names of the snakes and some of their medical attributes.

Title:  Bencao Gangmu (Systematic Materia Medica)

Artist/Maker: Li Shizhen and Li Jianyuan

Date: 1596

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Bencao Gangmu — C.16 Chinese materia medica, Snakes. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

Location(s): Nanjing, China

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