The Medieval Pharmacy Scene From From An Arabic Manuscript Of Dioscorides' De Materia Medica -

The Medieval Pharmacy Scene From From An Arabic Manuscript Of Dioscorides' De Materia Medica -

$165.00

Shipping to United States: Free

Woodburned Medieval Pharmacy Scene From An Arabic Manuscript Of Dioscorides' De Materia Medica

Technique: pyrography
Material: Basswood
Stain: Ipswich Pine
Finish: Matte polyurethane
Dimensions: 11 x 14 "

De Materia Medica (Latin for "On Medical Material") is an encyclopedic work containing various ingredients about medicinal drugs and information about the plants and substances used to make them. It was written between 50 and 70 AD by a Roman physician named Dioscorides. It was translated in Arabic in the Middle Ages. The miniature from which we derived this revitalized scene depicts a medieval pharmacy in which the pharmacist and his coworkers are making medicine using honey. The original miniature is from an Arabic manuscript of the De Materia Medica which was produced in Iraq (probably Baghdad) in 1224 and is currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The woodburned recreation of this beautiful historic medieval pharmacy scene on this 11 x 14 " basswood plaque will be the perfect gift for a pharmacist or anyone who is a historian at heart. Let us know if you have any questions.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-5 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

Yes. We can gift wrap your purchase for an additional $10.00 service charge. Your gift wrapping is guaranteed to be unique and one of a kind. We use a variety of paper, ribbon, and decorative embellishments to create a very elegant gift wrap. Just let us know in a note at checkout that you would like your gift wrapped and we will create a gift wrapping listing for you in order to bill you for the service.

Custom and personalized orders

We are committed to providing our customers with well thought of and exceptionally made custom and personalized orders. Scroll through our website and our custom products section to get an idea of what you'd like. Anything you see on our website can be reproduced in larger or smaller sizes. We can also make things in the colors that suit you. Contact us and we will get back to you with an idea and proofs that will give you a good idea about what your project will look like.

Wholesale availability

Yes. Wholesale ordering is available. If you need a certain item or design in wholesale quantity we will certainly do that for you with competitive pricing. Please contact us for further details.

Payment options

When you buy through our Etsy shop or at www.thearabesque.com you will be directed to make an Etsy account. Etsy provides a secure platform for checkout and payment and accepts all major credit cards and Paypal. You now also have the option of checking out as a guest.

Reviews (2)

Average:

Stunning piece of work Looks lovely in my dads office


I ordered this as a gift for my father, who works in pharmacology. He absolutely loved it. The wood is of excellent quality. It is a handmade piece, and the careful attention to detail really shows. We particularly liked the description that accompanied the piece - it really helped bring the image to life! How else would we ever have had such close contact with a centuries-old image with its own long genealogy (dating back to early AD)? Such a cool gift, and wonderfully done.


Legal imprint