Walters Ms. W.750, Four leaves from the Arabic version of Dioscorides' De materia medica
These are four consecutive leaves (numbered fols. 237-241) from an illustrated manuscript of the Arabic version of De materia medica by Dioscorides, copied in the seventh century AH / thirteenth CE in Iran. Pedanius Dioscorides wrote his treatise on medicinal plants in the first century CE. It was translated into Syriac and then Arabic in Baghdad in the third century AH / ninth CE. De materia medica by Dioscorides was one of the earliest scientific manuscripts to be translated from Greek to Arabic. The Walters' leaves illustrate five plants: wild cucumber, mezereon (spurge-olive), and three varieties of thymelaea (spurge-laurel).
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|De materia medica
|Type of resource
|paper; Laid paper
|29.5 x 20.0cm
|24.0 x 14.5cm
|Layout: Ruled Lines
|Written in vocalized naskh script
|Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos
|The primary language in this manuscript is Arabic.
|fol. W.750Aa Wild cucumber Illustration This illustration depicts wild cucumber (qathāʾ al-barrī or qathāʾ al-ḥimār).
|fol. W.750Ab Text page Text page
|fol. W.750Ba Mezereon (spurge-olive) Illustration This illustration depicts mezereon (spurge-olive) (khāmālā, māzaryūn, fūrūs).
|fol. W.750Ca Thymelaea (spurge-laurel) Illustration This illustration depicts thymelaea (spurge-laurel) (thūmālā, khāmālā).
|fol. W.750Da A type of thymelaea called al-sarwī Illustration
|fol. W.750Db A type of thymelaea called īlyūsqūfīnūs Illustration
|7th century AH / 13th CE
|The Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201.
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