MS M.652, fol. 220r

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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) Tortoise, inscribed ""blood of the land tortoise"" (Greek);
2) Tortoise, inscribed ""blood of the sea tortoise"" (Greek);
3) Chameleon, inscribed ""blood of the chameleon"" (Greek);
4) Boar and young, inscribed ""dung of the wild boar"" (Gree


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