Postcard - ‘The birth of Athena’.
Emblem 24/50: The king symbolizes gold. He is attacked (i.e. purified) by the wolf (i.e. antimony), and purified by the fire, after which he rises and is immortal. 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