Eleazar, Ouroboros | Poster

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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. 
Leipzig 1735.
Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Collection | Embassy of the Free Mind, Amsterdam.

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Size: 50 x 70 cm