Postcard - ‘A king sitting in a vapour bath’.
Emblem 28/50: A king sitting in a vapour bath, which makes him sweat. It is an allegory for the cleansing processes taking place during transmutation. 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