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Walters Ms. W.675, Single leaf from the Arabic version of Dioscorides' De materia medica
Single leaf from the Arabic version of Dioscorides' De materia medica
Authority name: Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos
This is a single leaf from a dispersed manuscript (Aya Sofya 3703, later Top Kapi Seray 2147) of the Arabic version of De materia medica by Dioscorides (fl. ca. 65 CE) that was copied in 621 AH / 1224 CE in Baghdad. Approximately thirty illustrations were removed from this parent manuscript that are now in public and private collections. The Walters' leaf depicts two doctors preparing medicine. A funnel is set on a tripod over a vessel. The two men preparing the medicinal draught stand on either side of the tripod beside two fruit trees. The text is written in partially vocalized naskh script in brownish-black and red ink.
[Rajab 621 AH / 1224 CE]
As-written name: ʿAbd Allāh ibn Faḍl
Name, in vernacular: عبد الله بن فضل
Scientific -- Medical
The primary language in this manuscript is Arabic.
Thick laid paper
Foliation: Not applicable
24.9 cm wide by 33.5 cm high
17.0 cm wide by 24.0 cm high
- Columns: 1
- Ruled lines: 13
- Title: De materia medica
- Author: Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos
- Scribe: ʿAbd Allāh ibn Faḍl
- Hand note: Written in partially vocalized naskh script in brownish-black and red ink
- Decoration note: One illustration
Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest
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Principal cataloger: Gacek, Adam
Catalogers: Landau, Amy; Smith, Sita
Editor: Bockrath, Diane
Conservators: Jewell, Stephanie; Quandt, Abigail
Contributors: Barrera, Christina; Emery, Doug; Herbert, Lynley; Noel, William; Simpson, Shreve; Tabritha, Ariel; Toth, Michael B.; Valle, Chiara
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