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

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

 
 
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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.
Attributed to Iraq or Northern Jazira, possibly Baghdad

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1224
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
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