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Image of the Week: Happy New Year 2015!

1 Jan, 2015

L0058623 Wooden geomantic compass and perpetual calendar, Chinese. To

 

It’s time to put up your new calendar and start the new year – unless you’ve got a perpetual calendar like the one pictured above.

This ancient Chinese wooden geomantic compass and perpetual calendar can be used for many years – rather than needing to be replaced each year with something that Father Christmas may have delivered for you! This type of calendar is used in traditional Chinese practices, such as Feng Shui, which is based on the idea of balance and harmony both within an individual and with their surroundings.

We hope that the holidays have given you some time to relax so that you’re ready to start 2015 with a smile. We’re back in the office from 5th January and are already looking forward to continuing to support a wide range of people, projects and research to help improve human an animal health. Cheers!

Image credit: Science Museum, London, Wellcome Images

Wellcome Images is one of the world’s richest and most unusual collections, with themes ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science. Over 100,000 high resolution images from our historical collections are now free to use under the Creative Commons-Attribution only (CC-BY) licence.

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