The Hermetic androgyne; representing the stages of the alchemical Work in One. Watercolour painting.
- Part of:
- Splendor solis
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With one red wing, another white, and garments black, the androgyne contains the three phases of the work in one. In its right hand it holds a circle containing a mirror reflecting nature. In its left hand it holds an egg, known as the Philosophical Egg, because it contains all the four elements at once
1 painting : watercolour ; image 36.2 x 25.3 cm.
For detailed information on this series, cf. J. van Lennep, L'alchimie, Brussels 1984, pp. 110-129
Wellcome Collection 38739i
After: Salomon Trismosin, Splendor solis, 1582, British Library, Harley ms. 3469
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