Add to Lightbox Add to Lightbox Buy Image Buy Image

This image is protected by copyright law. Please contact us for advice on our licensing terms, before reproducing it for commercial purposes.

To save a small version of this image for mock-up or research purposes, right click (or control click on Macintosh) and Save Picture As...

The anatomy of the eye, 12th century copy of a 9th century manuscript.

12th century manuscript copied from the original 9th century manuscript by Ibn-Ashaq. The illustration is from ‘The Book of the Ten Treatises on the Eye’ by the Assyrian Hunayn Ibn-Ishaq (809-873 A.D.) who both translated and authored a wide variety of medical and scientific treatises under the patronage of the remarkable ‘House of Wisdom’ (Bayt al-Hikmah) in Abbasid Baghdad. This book is about the structure of the eye, its diseases and treatments and was written according to the doctrines of Hippocrates and Galen. The books on ophthalmology that Ibn-Ishaq' authored formed the basis of Arab ophthalmology.

Image No. 10288875 | This is a Rights Managed image.

Credit © Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library -- All rights reserved.
Search for related items:
To search for related items, choose from the following related keywords. To search multiple keywords, select multiple checkboxes and click Search Selected. To search for a single keyword, click the keyword itself.
Show items that have: