Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos
De materia medica
mid 10th century
395 x 300 mm
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943), 1920
1) Two-handled container with sediment of pressed olives boiling over fire, inscribed amorgou poiesis;
2) Three clumps of resin of bdellium tree, inscribed bdellion.
Photography by Pixel Acuity