Postcard - ‘Mercury is able to dissolve gold’.
Emblem 31/50: Mercury is able to dissolve gold: the king in the water symbolizes gold calling out to mercury to be rescued, while at the same time it is the soul calling for redemption. 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