EFM 0069 | The king drinks water until he falls ill

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Postcard - ‘The king drinks water until he falls ill'

Emblem 48/50: The king drinks water until he falls ill. Lying in bed (left) he is restored to health by his physicians. This scene symbolizes the alchemical processes of dissolving and drying, heating, or reshaping. 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 

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EFM 0069
There is a brief explanation of the image on the reverse of the card.
Size: 105x150 mm
© EFM/Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Collection