Uraltes Chymisches Werk | postcard

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Postcard - Uraltes chymisches Werk

The winged and wingless serpents represent mercury and sulphur respectively and are obviously inspired by the orouboros, the symbol of eternal return. Mercury and sulphur were believed to be the two components of the Philosophers’ Stone.

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Size: 105 x 148 mm.
There is a brief explanation of the image on the reverse of the card

Price: € 1,00 (incl. 9% VAT)

Hand-coloured illustration from: Abraham Eleazar, Uraltes chymisches Werk. 
Leipzig 1735.

Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Collection | Embassy of the Free Mind, Amsterdam