divination slips

Three Divination slips, qian, woodblock printed in ink on paper. These slips were from a Daoist temple dedicated to a deity of healing: Ge Xian Weng, meaning Immortal Elder Ge. Each slip has a number and is printed with herbal recipe, indicating it is a medical divination slip. The devotee would have taken the herbal prescription to a traditional herbal medicine store instead of consulting a doctor.

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