Arabic translation of the Materia Medica by Dioscorides: Two Men Preparing to Quarter an Ox

Mesopotamian
Abbasid
June 1224 (Rajab 624 A.H.)


Object Place: probably Baghdad, Iraq

Dimensions

H x W: 33 x 24.7 cm (13 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

14.535

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, gold and ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Provenance

By 1912, Victor Goloubew (b. 1879 - d. 1945), Paris [see note 1]; 1914, sold by Goloubew through M. Meyer-Riefstahl to the MFA for $76,999.81 (total price for 14.532-700). (Accession Date: June 4, 1914)

NOTES:
[1] Victor Goloubew was born in Russia but lived in Paris by the time of this acquisition. He formed this collection of Persian and Indian miniature paintings and exhibited it at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 1912 to 1914 (Paull, Florence Virginia. "The Goloubew Collection of Persian and Indian Paintings." Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin. Vol. XIII. No. 74. (February 1915) 1-16).

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund