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Dioscorides describing the mandrake. Oil painting by Ernest Board, 1909.
- Board, Ernest, 1877-1934.
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1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 61 x 92 cm
Handbook of the Historical Medical Museum organised by Henry S. Wellcome, London 1913, p. 21, no. 46 ("Dioscorides, the Greek father of pharmacy, describing the mandrake, which the artist is depicting for his great work, "On materia medica" 1st or 2nd century B.C.")
Wellcome Library no. 45905i
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