Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Mercury
Allegoriesof Mercury (one of the seven metals)
Saturn
Allegoriesof Lead (one of the seven metals)
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSaturnHeads, busts and half-figures
Alchemy
CyclesLondon, British Library, Harley 3469 (Splendor Solis, 1582)
Miscellaneous
Further details
According to de Tervarent, the image shows the alchemical treatment of Saturn (lead) or Old Mercury
ARTIST/CREATOR
German
DATE
1582
LOCATION
London, British Library → Harley MS 3469
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Trismosin, SolomonSplendor Solis
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Guy de Tervarent, De la m├ęthode iconologique, Bruxelles 1961, fig. 17, facing p. 40
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RELATIONS
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Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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