We won’t claim face coverings are fun to wear, but at least you can cover your face in style with these exclusive and original designs! We offer you face masks featuring Sophia from an 18th-century manuscript of Die Geheime Figuren der Rosenkreuzer; our very own Hermes Trismegistus from Michael Maier’s famous Atalanta fugiens (1619) and an intriguing image of a Rebis. All three images are taken from our rare book collection. Wisdom, the Hermetic sage or the Philosopher’s Stone, the choice is yours! Your purchase supports the work of the Embassy of the Free Mind.
About the image
This evocative image of Sophia or Wisdom describes her as ‘the heavenly and earthly Eve, the mother of all creatures in heaven and on earth’. It is a very positive description, as Eve usually has had quite a bad press in Christianity. The crown worn by Sophia is characteristically topped by the symbol for the Philosopher’s Stone: ‘Der Stein der Weisen’, as we read left and right to the symbol in red.
Illustration from: Geheime Figuren der Rosenkreuzer. Manuscript, before 1785.
Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Collection | Embassy of the Free Mind, Amsterdam
This face mask is in line with Directive 2001/95/EG as well as with Directive EN13274-7 for aerosol filtration and ISO9237-1995 for air permeability and community face masks CWA 17553: 2020. Category II. Filtration performance ≥ 70%. This is a non-medical face mask.
Each mask is individually wrapped in plastic.
Material: 80% polyester + 20% cotton (top & bottom layer)