From what tantric book is this illustration from enter image description here

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    There are thousands of books if you post any random then it would be too general to tell the book Mar 22, 2019 at 13:14
  • It looks like tge depiction of the Ajna Chakra as seen from a Buddhist Tantra.
    – user17294
    Mar 22, 2019 at 13:59
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    I'm not sure specifically where it is from, it seems to be from 18th Century Rajasthan - Here is a fuller picture which contains Crown, Brow and Throat Chakras -> bit.ly/2HPoycw Mar 23, 2019 at 11:01
  • Seems like Budhist meditation technique Mar 24, 2019 at 1:19

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From a reverse image search, I found out this image is the front cover of the book Tantra : The Indian Cult Of Ecstasy Philip Rawson

The full image is below

This is a gouache painting of subtle body with its chakras

This image is found in page 86 of the same book. The image description in the book is given as:

47 The Subtle body with its chakras (detail). Nepal. 17th century. gouache on paper. complete diagram 140 X 11 in.

So, the answer is it is a gouache painting from Nepal dated 17th century explaining chakras in our body in detail.

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