Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos
De materia medica
mid 10th century
395 x 300 mm
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943), 1920
1) Container of oily fluid that rises to the surface when raw pitch is left to stand, inscribed pisselaion;
2) Container from which wet pitch is flowing, inscribed pisse hygra.
Photography by Pixel Acuity