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Decorated letter from BL Harley 7586A, f. 2

Detail of the Hebrew letter ~shin~ decorated with foliate motifs, which served as a book plate of the patron Shabbetai ben Mattatya of Rome (see Narkiss, 1984). Image taken from f. 2 of Guide of the Perplexed (... more

Bathing ...by Beechams

Dressed in the popular ''sailor suits'', the children in this photograph seem to be enjoying themselves in the waves. Behind them are the wheeled bathing huts, which judging by the large advertising boards tha... more

Medicine dropper

Iran, Qasr-i Abu Nasr Sasanian

Buddha of Medicine (Bhasyajaguru)

Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

"Preparing Medicine from Honey", from a Dispersed Manuscript of an Arabic Translation of De Materia Medica of Dioscorides

One of the most influential medical treatises handed down to Muslims was De Materia Medica, by a first-century b.c. Greek physician in Cilicia (southern Anatolia). The left page concerns making medicine from ho... more

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 160

Decorated panel with foliate scroll at the closure of the text column framing the colophon of the scribe, Solomon, at the end of Samuel ibn Tibbon's ~Perush ha-milot ha-zarot~ (A glossary of foreign terms). Ima... more

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 165v

Decorated panel around the closure of the text column, at the end of Solomon ibn Gabirol's ~Keter malkhut~ (A Crown of Kingship). Image taken from f. 165v of Miscellany of philosophical works including e. g. th... more

Decorated panel and border from BL Add 14763, f. 163

Decorated panel around the initial words of Solomon ibn Gabirol's ~Keter malkhut~ (A Crown of Kingship) and partial border in the inner margin. Image taken from f. 163 of Miscellany of philosophical works inclu... more

Diagram from BL Add 14763, f. 190v

Diagram of the four main winds, in Aristotle's Meteorology. Image taken from f. 190v of Miscellany of philosophical works including e. g. the Guide of the Perplexed by Maimonides in Samuel ibn Tibbon's Hebrew t... more

Decorated panel and border from BL Add 14763, f. 198v

Decorated panel around the initial words of the Hebrew translation of al-Farabi's ~Sefer hathalot ha-nimtzaot~ (The Book of Principles) and partial border in the inner margin. Image taken from f. 198v of Miscel... more

Division of the Red Sea from BL Add 14763, f. 135

Illustration of the explanation about the division of the Red Sea, at chapter 5 of Maimonides' commentary on tractate Avot of the Mishnah: 'They [the waters] were divided into many paths equal to the number of ... more

Colophon from BL Add 14763, f. 160

Detail of a page: dcorated panel with foliate scroll at the closure of the text column framing the colophon of the scribe, Solomon, at the end of Samuel ibn Tibbon's ~Perush ha-milot ha-zarot~ (A glossary of fo... more

Partial border from BL Add 14763, f. 201v

Partial border between the two text columns, at the Hebrew translation of al-Farabi's ~Sefer Hathalot ha-Nimtzaot~ (The Book of Principles). Image taken from f. 201v of Miscellany of philosophical works includi... more

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 117v

Decorated panel and partial border, at the beginning of Maimonides' treatise on ~Pereq Heleq~ (the tenth chapter of the mishnaic tractate, Sanhedrin). Image taken from f. 117v of Miscellany of philosophical wor... more

Decorated panels from BL Add 14763, f. 118v

Panels decorated with foliate scrolls, at Maimonides' treatise on ~Pereq Heleq~ (the tenth chapter of the mishnaic tractate, Sanhedrin). Image taken from f. 118v of Miscellany of philosophical works including e... more

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 14763, f. 167

Detail of a page: decorated initial-word panel and foliate scroll between the two text columns. Image taken from f. 167 of Miscellany of philosophical works including e. g. the Guide of the Perplexed by Maimoni... more

Foliate scroll from BL Add 14763, f. 167

Decorated initial-word panel and foliate scroll between the two text columns. Image taken from f. 167 of Miscellany of philosophical works including e. g. the Guide of the Perplexed by Maimonides in Samuel ibn ... more

Division of the Red Sea from BL Add 14763, f. 135

Detail of a page: illustration of the explanation about the division of the Red Sea, at chapter 5 of Maimonides' commentary on tractate Avot of the Mishnah: 'They [the waters] were divided into many paths equal... more

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 76

Decorated panel framing the closure of the text column, at Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed. Image taken from f. 76 of Miscellany of philosophical works including e. g. the Guide of the Perplexed by Maimonide... more

Initial words from BL Add 14763, f. 134

Initial words decorated with blue and red flourishing. Image taken from f. 134 of Miscellany of philosophical works including e. g. the Guide of the Perplexed by Maimonides in Samuel ibn Tibbon's Hebrew transla... more

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 198

Decorated panel surrounding the closure of the text column at the end of the Hebrew translation of Aristotle's Meteorology (by Samuel ibn Tibbon). Image taken from f. 198 of Miscellany of philosophical works in... more

Decorated panel from BL Add 14763, f. 148

Decorated panel at the closure of a text column framing the end of Maimonides' ~Tehiyyat ha-metim~ (Epistle on the resurrection of the dead) and the colophon of the scribe. Image taken from f. 148 of Miscellany... more

Decorated panels from BL Add 14763, f. 117

Panels decorated with foliate scrolls around the text columns, and partial border, at the end of the Guide of the Perplexed and the colophon of the scribe. Image taken from f. 117 of Miscellany of philosophical... more

Inhabited panel from BL Harley 7586A, f. 5

Initial words accompanied by a panel inhabited by hybrids and a penwork embellishment, at the beginning of the Guide of the Perplexed. Image taken from f. 5 of Guide of the Perplexed (~Moreh Nevukhim~) by Maimo... more

Arcade from BL Harley 7586A, f. 63

Detail of initial words framed by an arcade, at the beginning of the second part of the Guide. The arcade is decorated with geometrical, palmette and foliate motifs. Image taken from f. 63 of Guide of the Perpl... more

Arcade from BL Harley 7586A, f. 63

Initial words framed by an arcade, at the beginning of the second part of the Guide. The arcade is decorated with geometrical, palmette and foliate motifs. Image taken from f. 63 of Guide of the Perplexed (~Mor... more

Inhabited panel from BL Harley 7586A, f. 5v

Panel inhabited by a hybrid, accompanying the initial words of a section. Image taken from f. 5v of Guide of the Perplexed (~Moreh Nevukhim~) by Maimonides in Samuel ibn Tibbon's translation (ff. 3-169v); ~Per... more

Penwork embellishments from BL Harley 7586A, f. 27

Penwork embellishments accompanying the initial words and spreading to the entire length of the leaf. Image taken from f. 27 of Guide of the Perplexed (~Moreh Nevukhim~) by Maimonides in Samuel ibn Tibbon's tra... more

Decorated letter from BL Harley 7586A, f. 2

Hebrew letter ~shin~ decorated with foliate motifs, which served as a book plate of the patron Shabbetai ben Mattatya of Rome (see Narkiss, 1984). Beneath, there are three acquisition notes in Hebrew from 1340,... more

Arcade from BL Harley 7586A, f. 110

Initial words framed by an arcade, at the beginning of the third part of the Guide. The arcade is decorated with geometrical, palmette and foliate motifs. Image taken from f. 110 of Guide of the Perplexed (~Mor... more

Penwork embellishments from BL Harley 7586A, f. 178

Penwork embellishments accompanying the initial words and spreading to the entire length of the leaf. Image taken from f. 178 of Guide of the Perplexed (~Moreh Nevukhim~) by Maimonides in Samuel ibn Tibbon's tr... more

Inhabited panel from BL Harley 7586A, f. 7v

Panel inhabited by a hybrid, accompanying the initial words of a section. Image taken from f. 7v of Guide of the Perplexed (~Moreh Nevukhim~) by Maimonides in Samuel ibn Tibbon's translation (ff. 3-169v); ~Per... more

Penwork embellishments from BL Harley 7586A, ff. 26v-27

Penwork embellishments spreading to the entire length of the leaves and inhabited by hybrids, at the beginning of various chapters. Image taken from ff. 26v-27 of Guide of the Perplexed (~Moreh Nevukhim~) by Ma... more

Buddha of Medicine Bhaishajyaguru (Yaoshi fo)

Healing practices, physical and spiritual, played an important role in the transmission of Buddhism throughout Asia. In this mural, Bhaishajyaguru (Yaoshi fo), the Buddha of medicine, wears a red robe and is at... more

Coloured initial words from BL IO IsI 3679, f. 107v

Text page with coloured initial words. Image taken from f. 107v of Guide of the Perplexed in Judeo-Arabic. Written in Judeo-Arabic.

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Camedreen (quercula minor)

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Ain frucht der mirabolonen (Ein Frucht der Mirabolonen/Kirschpflaumen)

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Zytwan (verm. Kurkuma)

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Maurpfeffer (Mauerpfeffer)

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Ein baum allso genannt (Tamariske)

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Ain wurtzl allso genant (Thapsie od. wilde Turbit)

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Prunnenkretz (Brunnenkresse)

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Merlinsen (Wasserlinsen); Feigbohne

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Benonien körner (Benediktenrosen)

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winttergrün (Wintergrün); Harstrang (Haarstrang)

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Nesseln (Brennnesseln)

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Maurrauten (Frauenhaarfarn)

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Cassia Fistula (Röhren-Kassie, Purgier-Kassie, Fisett-Kassie oder Indischer Goldregen)

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Sandelholtz (Sandelholz)

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Eppich (alte Bezeichnung für Sellerie, Petersilie und Liebstöckel)