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A human body is consumed by a furnace; a woman holds a small red limbless effigy bearing a crown; a man holds a sheaf, and another a stick; below, by another furnace, a green and red dragon face each other, poised for combat; representing a stage in the process of alchemy. Coloured etching, ca. 18th century.


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1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 20.4 x 15 cm

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Jacques van Lennep, Alchimie, Brussels 1984, pp. 134-144

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Wellcome Library no. 38628i

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