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"Bizhan Slaughters the Wild Boars of Irman", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Opening Folio of the 26th Volume of the "Anonymous Baghdad Qur'an"
"Preparing Medicine from Honey", Folio from a Dispersed Manuscript of an Arabic Translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides
"Men Treading Grapes", Folio from a Materia Medica of Dioscorides
Jalayirid Qur'anic Compilation Page
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Figural book painting started in the Islamic world as an art form in the late Abbasid Iraq of the 13th century. The translation of a Greek manuscript shows a Physian preparing an elixir.
Marking: See additional card.
F. R. Martin, Stockholm (in 1910); G.J. Demotte, Paris, until 1913; sold to MMA]
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