"Physician Preparing an Elixir", Folio from a Materia Medica of Dioscorides

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper | 33.2cm | Dated A.H. 621/ A.D. 1224

Unknown Artist

Figural book painting started in the Islamic world as an art form in the late Abbasid Iraq of the 13th century. The translation of a Greek manuscript shows a Physian preparing an elixir.

Credit: Rogers Fund, 1913
Object: 13.152.6

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