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Folio from De Materia Medica, 1229 CE
This is an image from an Arabic-translated manuscript from De Materia Medica, which was a Greek text written by Dioscorides. Dioscorides was a physician in the Byzantine empire who conducted pharmacological and medical research around 70 CE. His work was referenced extensively throughout the Golden Age of Islam as a medicinal guide.
Name: Folio from De Materia Medica, 1229 CE
Material: Ink and color on paper
Length: 19.5 cm (7.7 in)
Width: 14 cm (5.5 in)
Date: 1229 CE
Place of Origin: De Materia Medica
Location: Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul
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(accessed April 30, 2010).
Avalon Foundation Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Studies, Emerita, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago