Kato Kiyomasa. Vertical Dyptich by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka. Published by Maruya Jimpachi, 1867 A vertical diptych of Kato Kiyomasa ( 1562-1611 ). A famous general best known for his participation in the invasion of Korea. Shows him seated before his personal banner inscribed Nan myo no rengekyo, “Hail Lotus Sutra.” On his breast is his mon, a large ring.
The drawing (f° 363 v°) shows us an expert, sitted behind the patient lying (position described by the Arab doctors and which was perpetrated until the beginning of Xxe century), extracting a tooth and helped by two assistants. One, on the left pokes fire with bellows, and the other, on the right, holds with a grip fire near the expert.
Same time, Charaf-ed-Din(1404-1468) left us its famous Chirurgie of Ilkhani, written and illustrated by him into 1465-1466. This manuscript (ms suppl. Turkish 693 LI) is preserved at the BNF (National Library of France).