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Signs and symbols

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Images

  • The interior of a chemical laboratory with six people working in it (above), a table of symbols (below). Coloured line engraving after L.-J. Goussier.
  • Doctrine of signatures: (above) a plant (fennel) with seed-pods resembling the crest of a bird, and (below) a bird's head. Coloured ink drawing, c. 1923, after G.B. Della Porta.
  • Circe sits with books and wand; to right, men transformed into animals. Etching by G.B. Castiglione, 165-.
  • A design for a pharmacy label with snakes, an alligator, symbols and urns. Pen drawing.
  • A witch at her cauldron surrounded by monsters. Etching by Jan van de Velde II, 1626.
  • Four scenes all involving water: trial by water, people using divination rods, and different types of rods. Engraving.
  • A Turkish oracle; the torture wheel of Pope Pius VI. Engraving.
  • The green outline of a condom inside which the male symbol points upwards representing the man's penis next to the symbol for bisexuality; a safe-sex and AIDS prevention advertisement by the RFSU, Norwegian Red Cross, The Norwegian Confederation of Sports and the Norwegian AIDS Association. Colour lithograph, ca. 1995.
  • A witch at her cauldron surrounded by monsters. Etching by Jan van de Velde II, 1626.
  • A shaman banging a drum and dancing invoke spirits to cure a sick man. Engraving by S. Davenport.

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