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Collection:
Masterpieces of the non-Western book
filename:
oulis2009-coy0003
Folio or page:
fol. 31b
Caption:
Laserwort plant.
Detail (dimensions):
246 x 166 mm. (page)
Conditions of Access for Image:
By permission of The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
sort order:
40
Shelfmark:
MS. Arab. d.138
Description:
The Materia medica consists of five books on medicinal substances. This copy contains only the last three books (maqālahs) of the treatise, of which Books 3 and 4 cover herbs and roots, and Book 5 wines &c. The copy was completed on 25 Dhu al Hijjah 637 AH (17 July 1240 CE) by al-Hasan ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Nashawī at al-Madrasah al-Nizāmīyah, presumably in Baghdad, though madrasahs of the same name occur in other cities.
Title:
De materia medica. Book 3-5
Type of Object:
manuscript
Place of origin:
Baghdad?
Dimensions:
246 x 166 mm
Date of Origin:
1240
Author:
Dioscorides of Anazarbus (d. ca. 90)
Class:
Arabic
Class:
medical
Language:
Arabic
Keywords:
manuscript pages
Collection:
Oriental
Collection:
Doctrina Arabum

Laserwort plant.