MS M.652, fol. 210v

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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
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1) Pigeon, representing pigeon's dung, inscribed kopros peristeras;
2) Stork, representing stork's dung, inscribed kopros pelargou;
3) Child urinating, representing urine of an uncorrupted child, inscribed paidos aphthorou ouron.


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