Postcard - ‘The seven stages of alchemy’.
The lowest step, Calcination, is the first stage, the last stage is Tinctur, which refers to the Philosopher’s Stone, also represented by the phoenix on top of the temple. From: Cabala, Spiegel der Kunst und Natur: in Alchymia, 1615. Engraving by Raphael Custos (ca. 1590-1664).
There is a brief explanation of the image on the reverse of the card.
Size: 105x148 mm
© EFM/Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Collection