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Folio from an Arabic translation of the Materia medica by Dioscorides (ca. 40-90 C.E.); recto: text; verso: Preparation of medicine from the flower of the wild vine
A.H. 621/1224 A.D.

Abdallah ibn al-Fadl

Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H: 33.1 W: 23.2 cm
Baghdad, Iraq


The Freer|Sackler is closed for renovation and reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Join us for our reopening celebration on October 14–15, 2017.