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A peacock in a crowned alchemical flask; representing the stage in the alchemical process when the substance breaks out into many colours. Watercolour painting.
- Part of:
- Splendor solis
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1 painting : watercolour ; image 41.8 x 19.6 cm.
For detailed information on this series, cf. J. van Lennep, L'alchimie, Brussels 1984, pp. 110-129
This image is one of a sub-series in the 'Splendor solis', showing crowned alchemical flasks containing symbols of the various stages of the Great Work. In the original manuscript, scenes of symbolically relevant activities in village life are shown outside the image, along with an astronomical sign at the top
Wellcome Library no. 38825i
After: Salomon Trismosin, Splendor solis, 1582, British Library, Harley ms. 3469
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