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MS P 18     Bibliographic Information

Folio 1b of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring the illuminated opening giving the title of the treatise in Arabic (hadha kitab Tashrih al-badan), drawn in ink and opaque watercolours.

Folio 1b

Folio 7b of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring a diagram of the cranial sutures, drawn in red and black ink.

Folio 7b

Folio 8a of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring a schematic inked diagram of the bones of the upper jaw (maxilla) with the positions of the teeth indicated.

Folio 8a

Folio 12b of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring a hand illustrated skeleton, viewed from behind with the head hyperextended so that the mouth is at the top of the page.

Folio 12b

Folio 18a of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring the nervous system, with the figure drawn from the back and the nerves indicated in opaque watercolors.

Folio 18a

Folio 20a of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring a muscle figure, shown frontally, with extensive captions describing the muscles.

Folio 20a

Folio 25b of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring the venous system, with the figure drawn frontally and the internal organs indicated in opaque watercolors.

Folio 25b

Folio 28a of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring the arterial figure, shown frontally with the internal organs indicated in opaque watercolours.

Folio 28a

Folio 39a of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring the colophon, written diagonally at the bottom of the page. On the righthand side it states that the copy was completed on 4 Muharram 894 (= 8 December 1488), with the year written in both words and numerals. On the left side it says that it was copied by Ḥasan ibn Aḥmad.

Folio 39a

Folio 39b of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring the figure of a pregnant woman. This is essentially the arterial figure on which a gravid uterus with the foetus in a breech or transverse position has been superimposed.

Folio 39b


MS P 19     Bibliographic Information

Folio 5a of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring a diagram of the cranial suture (upper illustration), drawn in red and black ink, and a schematic diagram of the bones of the upper jaw (maxilla) with the positions of the teeth indicated.

Folio 5a

Folio 8a of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring the skeleton, viewed from behind with the head hyperextended so that the mouth is at the top of the page.

Folio 8a

Folio 11b of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring the nervous system, also viewed from the back with the head hyperextended. The pairs of nerves are indicated by inks of contrasting colours.

Folio 11b

Folio 13a of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring the muscle figure, shown frontally, with extensive captions describing the muscles.

Folio 13a

Folio 16b of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring the venous system, with the figure drawn frontally and the internal organs indicated in opaque watercolors.

Folio 16b

Folio 18a of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring the arterial figure, shown frontally with the internal organs indicated in opaque watercolor.

Folio 18a

Folio 24b of Mansur ibn Ilyas' Tashrih-i badan-i insan, featuring the figure of a pregnant woman. This is essentially the arterial figure on which a gravid uterus with the foetus in a breech or transverse position has been superimposed. The illustration is slightly defaced.

Folio 24b