Wooden figure of man practising moxibustion, Japan, 1750-1800

Netsuke showing a man applying moxa, Japanese, late 18th century.
A wooden figure of a man giving himself moxibustion treatment - burning herbs on or near the skin. The black spot on his leg represents the smouldering herb. The figure is signed Miwa with Kakihan.
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
1750-1800
Inventory number :
1984-1444