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Arab portray is taken care of right here as an important creative corpus in its personal correct. Rejecting the normal emphasis on person work, the celebrated members to this quantity pressure the mixing of textual content and photograph as a extra effective theoretical framework.

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262–63 and pl. XXXVI, fig. Grabar 1964, pp. 85–86 and pl. IV, fig. 28. See also Hoffman 1982, pp. 254–304, in which parallels to Christian Gospel author portraits are drawn. 45 Ip iroğlu 1971, Abb. 16. 46 For that of the Vienna Diryāq, see Kerner 2004, pl. 79. ’ Such formulations were common to both Greek and Arabic biographical writings. 48 Duda 1992, p. 56. 52 Biographical data (such as the age at which the physician completed his studies and began making the theriac and the number of years he lived after composing his remedy) frame each account, which includes a list of indications or recommended uses for the particular theriac and its recipe.

Illustrated by Y. Al-Wāsi ī (facsimile edition, with Introduction by Oleg Grabar), London: Touch Art, 2004. SECTION 2 SCIENTIFIC MANUSCRIPTS ART IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE: THE KITĀB AL-DIRYĀQ IN TEXT AND IMAGE Jaclynne J. F. 1 Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this study aims to clarify the Kitāb al-diryāq’s literary context, evaluate the impetus for its illustration in light of a new understanding of the text, and explore the possibility of a shared pictorial program. The manuscripts likely share a northern Mesopotamian ( Jazīran) provenance,2 as well as characteristics congruent with luxury book status, such as figural frontispieces, a high ‘rate of illustration,’3 extensive use of gold, careful calligraphy and illumination, 1 This paper presents some of the findings of my doctoral dissertation: Kerner 2004.

6, 292–99. 18 The manuscript was a personal copy, made by the scribe for his own use; in the colophon to the Kitāb al-sumūm, the scribe wrote that he ‘copied it for himself,’ completing his work on 14 Rajab 621/August 12, 1224. The Kitāb al-diryāq’s colophon is dated 8 Jumādā al-ūlā 622/May 19, 1225. It has been reasonably suggested that the scribe was a physician and/or scholar. The volume was assigned a tentative provenance of Mesopotamia or Western Iran by Sotheby’s: Sotheby’s, London 2002, p.

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