Postcard - ‘Figure 19 from Splendor Solis'
The dark sun rises above the mountain, indicating the process of Solution, the first alchemical operation. Matter must be turned into water to release the sulphur contained in it. The remaining matter in the water will turn black.
Figure 19 from Splendor solis, ascribed to Salomon Trismosin. Woodcut from the edition in Aureum vellus oder guldin Schatz und Kunstkammer, Rorschach, 1598. 11,3x13 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