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