By Ragnar Kinzelbach
The Artemidorus papyrus, originating from Alexandria at the start of the first century A.D., comprises on its verso forty-one drawings through one hand, thereof 38 sketches of animals (some comprising species each one, therefore leading to forty four species), so much of them labelled withtheir Greek names. As seen fromthe identify at the papyrus itself, it provides terrestrial tetrapods besides asbirds, fish, and whales. The workstands inthe culture of Hellenistic animal images, starting with Aristotle, built furtherby the forerunners of the Nile Mosaic of Praeneste (Palestrina), and persisted in Hellenistic and Roman paintings (wall work, mosaics) in addition asin clinical Byzantine codices. most likely, this a part of the papyrus was once used as a suite of specimen."
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