MS M.652, fol. 216r

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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) Scorpion, inscribed skorpios;
2) Smaris (a small sea fish), inscribed smaris;
3) Wild boar, representing urine of the wild boar, inscribed syagriou ouron;
4) Three pieces of fat, representing spice from fats, inscribed steaton aromatismos.


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