MS Arabic 473 (Wellcome Collection, Wellcome Trust)
Manuscripts in Arabic
Fragments of Avicenna's al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb
Parts of Avicenna's Canon regarding ophthalmology and otolaryngology. The fragment contains the 4th maqālah of the 3rd fann of the 3rd book and the beginning of the 4th fann of the 3rd book الفن الرابع في احوال الاذن which correspond to the Bulāq edition vol. 2., p. 145.32.
Script: Naskh, occasionally vocalized
Ink: Brown570 1:1,2 70 20
- Chapter titles are occasionally repeated by another hand in the margins and highlighted in red in the main text.
- Fol. 6b contains a marginal note by a different hand marking a passage in the MS, which is not available in the Bulāq printed edition of the work.
Provenance and Acquisition
Known owners: Sāmī Ibrāhīm Ḥaddād (1986).
Sotheby's lot 523 (22/21.11.85)