Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos
De materia medica
mid 10th century
395 x 300 mm
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943), 1920
1) Serpent, representing skin of the serpent, inscribed geras opheos;
2) Vessel containing milk, representing dog's milk, inscribed galaktos kynos.
Photography by Pixel Acuity