Folio from a copy of the De Materia Medica by Dioscorides (ca. 40-90 C.E.); recto: Two physicians cutting a plant; verso: text

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Detached folio from a copy of the De materia medica by Pedanius Dioscorides; text: Arabic in black and red naskh script; recto: illustration and text, Two physicians cutting a plant (Euphorbia helioscopa), 6 lines; verso: text, 13 lines; one of a group of 9 folios.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Abdallah ibn al-Fadl
Author: Pedanius Dioscorides (died 90 CE)
Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 1224 (621 A.H.)
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 33 x 24.9 cm (13 x 9 13/16 in)
Geography
Iraq, Baghdad
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1938.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), botany, De Materia Medica, Iraq, medicine, naskh script, plant, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Kirkor Minassian 1874 - 1944

Description

Detached folio from a copy of the De materia medica by Pedanius Dioscorides; text: Arabic in black and red naskh script; recto: illustration and text, Two physicians cutting a plant (Euphorbia helioscopa), 6 lines; verso: text, 13 lines; one of a group of 9 folios.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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