Postcard - ‘The birth of Athena’.
Emblem 23/50: The birth of Athena out of Jupiter’s head, with Vulcan ‘assisting’. In the bower Sol (the sun) and Venus make love: Wisdom is born when Power and Love unite. Michael Maier (1568-1622) describes phases of the alchemical process in Atalanta fugiens, 1618. Engraving by Mattheus Merian sr (1593-1650), 8,5x9,5 cm | © EFM/Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Collection
There is a brief explanation of the image on the reverse of the card.
Size: 105x150 mm
© EFM/Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Collection