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Fī Hayūlā al-tibb

Collection Data

De materia medica by Pedanios Dioscorides of Anazarbos (fl. 1st century A.D.) translated into Arabic from the Syriac translation of Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq al-ʻIbādī (809?-873) by Mihrân ibn Mansûr ibn Mihrân (fl. 12th cent.)
Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq al-ʻIbādī, 809?-873 (Translator)
Mihrân ibn Mansûr ibn Mihrân (fl. 12th cent.) (Translator)
Mîrzâ Bâqir (fl. 19th c.) (Calligrapher)
Mîrzâ Bâqir (fl. 19th c.) (Artist)
Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos (Author)
Nāṣir al-Dīn Shāh, Shah of Iran, 1831-1896 (Patron)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1889 - 1890
Place: Tehran or Mashhad?
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Pers. ms. 39
Medicine, Arab
Materia medica
Illumination of books and manuscripts
Medicinal plants
Botany, Medical
Medicine, Greek and Roman
Manuscripts, Arabic
Botanical illustrations
Acquisition: Purchased in London, 1959.
Citation/reference: Schmitz, I.2.
Date: Copied and illustrated in 1889-1890, probably in Tehran or Mashhad by Mîrzâ Bâqir for Nâsir al-Dîn Shâh, Shah of Iran (1831-1896)
Physical Description
Extent: 299 folios; 49.3 x 32 cm. ; 961 ills.
Thin polished cream paper.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3d05f900-c604-012f-7e1f-58d385a7bc34
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