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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1965.478
Title
Verbascum Plants (painting with text, recto and verso), illustrated folio from a manuscript of the De Materia Medica of Dioscorides
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: De Materia Medica
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript folio
Date
1224
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Iraq, Baghdad?
Period
Abbasid period
Culture
Arab
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
folio: 33 x 24 cm (13 x 9 7/16 in.)
Provenance
Meta and Paul J. Sachs, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs. old notes also have name of F.R. Martin
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
1965
Object Number
1965.478
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Laurence Binyon and J. V. S. Wilkinson, Persian Miniature Painting: Including a Critical and Descriptive Catalogue of the Miniatures Exhibited at Burlington House, January-March, 1931, exh. cat., Oxford University Press (NY) and Oxford University Press (UK) (London, England, 1933), p. 27, no. 14d

M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Exhibition of Islamic Art, exh. cat. (San Francisco, 1937), p. 26, no. 22d

Wilson Bishai, Humanities in the Arabic-Islamic World, W.C. Brown Co. (Dubuque, Iowa, 1973), Pg. 102

Marianna Shreve Simpson, Arab and Persian Painting in the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1980), pp. 9, 11, 15, 18-19, no. 2, ill.

Roche Products on the Market, brochure, F.Hoffman-La Roche & Co. (Cairo, November 1981)

Exhibition History

Arab and Persian Painting, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/10/1981 - 03/09/1981

Diverse are their Hues: Animals in Islamic Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/18/1984 - 02/09/1985

Islamic Art: The Power of Pattern, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/23/1989 - 01/17/1990

Paintings for Princes: The Art of the Book in Islam, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/27/1990 - 03/25/1990

32Q: 2550 Islamic, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 05/14/2015

Subjects and Contexts

Google Art Project

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