Folio from an Arabic translation of De Materia Medica by Dioscorides (ca. 40-90 C.E.); recto: A physician treats a blindfolded man; verso: text
- Detached manuscript folio
- Calligrapher: Abdallah ibn al-Fadl
Author: Pedanius Dioscorides (died 90 CE)
- Historical period(s)
- Abbasid period, 1224 (621 A.H.)
- Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
- H x W (overall): 33.1 x 24.3 cm (13 1/16 x 9 9/16 in)
- Iraq, Probably Baghdad
- Credit Line
- Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
- Accession Number
- Detached folio from an Arabic translation of De materia medica by Pedanius Dioscorides; text: Arabic in black naskh script, headings in red; recto: illustration and text, A physician treats a blindfolded man; one column, 6 lines of text, verso: text, one column, thirteen lines; one of a group of eight folios.
Fredrik Robert Martin (1868-1933) 
Georges Demotte (1877-1923), Paris, France. 
From 1912 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Georges Demotte, Paris, France on November 30, 1912. 
From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. 
 See Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 7: Chart of Recent Provenance" in An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, Glenn D. Lowry et al (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 401.
 See note 1.
 See Glen D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 2: Ledger of Acquisitions, 1894 and 1907-17" in A Jeweler’s Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 232.
 See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
 See note 4.
- Former owner
- Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Georges Demotte (1877 - 1923)
Fredrik Robert Martin (1868 - 1933)
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Abbasid period (750 - 1258), De Materia Medica, Henri Vever collection, Iraq, medicine, WWII-era provenance
- Collection(s) Area
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum