Canon medicinae (fragment).
- Canon medicinae (fragment).
- Avicenna, 980-1037
- Published / Created
- [between 1250 and 1350].
- Publication Place
- Manuscript fragment on parchment of book two of Avicenna's Canon medicinae as translated from Arabic into Latin by Gerard of Cremona; the section contained in the fragment details a variety of herbs and their medicinal qualities.
Damage: the fragment has been removed from a binding, where it possibly served as a wrapper. Glue and binding material are still attached to one side of the leaf; the other side is discolored with offsetting from the later book. A piece from the spine remains attached and reads "Bbb" [?].
Decoration: each medicinal entry begins with a 3-line initial, alternating red and blue with penwork in the contrasting color. Headings at the top of each page in red and blue. Each column contains decorative borderwork consisting of elongated strokes alternating in red and blue with red penwork.
Layout: in two columns of 68 lines each.
Purchased from Mackus Company on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2016.
Script: written in a heavily abbreviated, Gothic hand.
- 1 leaf : parchment ; 348 x 235 mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 712.175
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Manuscripts, Medieval--France--13th century
Manuscripts, Medieval--France--14th century
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
Gherardo, da Cremona, 1113 or 1114-1187
- Subject (Topic)
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Fragments in Beinecke Library
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
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- Avicenna, Canon medicinae (Fragment). General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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