Book II. Animals, Parts of Animals and Products from Living Creature, fol. 200r

Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos

De materia medica

mid 10th century
395 x 300 mm

Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943), 1920

MS M.652
Page description: 

1) Goat, representing bile (chole) of the wild goat;
2) Goose bleeding from neck, representing blood (aima) of the goose;
3) Goat defecating, representing dung (kopros) of the mountain goat.


Photography by Pixel Acuity