Postcard - ‘Successive scenes from the myth of Oedipus'
Emblem 39/50: Successive scenes from the myth of Oedipus are given an alchemical interpretation: the riddle propounded by the sphinx refers to the Stone as a square, a hemisphere and a triangle. 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