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Kitab al-Diryaq, 1198

Probably from northern Mesopotamia, in the Ayyubid Sultanate.

Folio 22, Andromachus the Younger learns of the efficacy of snake-tainted wine as a cure for elephantiasis

Kitab al-Diryaq (the Book of Antidotes) by Pseudo-Gallen, probably northern Mesopotamia, 1198CE. Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, Ms. Arabe 2964.

28. Scene from a manuscript dated 1199, probably from Northern Iraq, of the Kitāb l-Diryāq of Pseudo-Galen showing watching agricultural labors. Three of the workers wear only knee-britches (tubbān). The unveiled woman sitting in the lower lefthand corner with a sieve in her hand wears only sirwāl, a sheer qamīṣ with elbow-length sleeves, and tight-fitting cap on her head (Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, ms arabe 2964, old page 22).
Source: Fig. 28, Arab Dress. From the dawn of Islam to Modern times by Smirna Si

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