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Paper folio with ink, gold and opaque watercolours from a Materia Medica of Dioscorides showing a physician preparing an elixir, possibly from Baghdad, AD 1224, 33.2 x 24.8 cm.

Paper folio with ink, gold and opaque watercolours from a Materia Medica of Dioscorides showing a physician preparing an elixir, possibly from Baghdad, AD 1224, 33.2 x 24.8 cm.

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Material
Paper | Paper and parchment | Parchment
Type
Documents | Graphic work
Details
Codices, Qur’ans and scientific texts. Paper or parchment, with Aramaic and/or Arabic inscriptions. Often with illuminations.
Red List
Emergency Red List of Iraqi Cultural Objects at Risk - 2015 Update
Countries
Iraq
Period
4th millennium BC – AD 1258