Alchemical Emblems


Alchemical emblem from Daniel Stolzius von Stolzenberg, Viridarium Chymicum (Frankfurt, 1624).

Two beautifully coloured emblems derived from the Buch der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit.

The library assigns this to the 15th century.

These are rather wonderful examples of alchemical emblems, beautifully drawn and coloured. The stylised Sun and Moon trees giving rise to the red and white tinctures, in the emblem on the right, are exquisite.

 

 

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