Poster - Eleazar, Ouroboros
The winged and wingless serpents represent mercury and sulphur respectively and are obviously inspired by the ourouboros, the symbol of eternal return. Mercury and sulphur were believed to be the two components of the Philosophers’ Stone.
Hand-coloured illustration from: Abraham Eleazar, Uraltes chymisches Werk.
Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Collection | Embassy of the Free Mind, Amsterdam.
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Size: 50 x 70 cm