Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Alchemy
Miscellaneous
Further details
Hermes represented as an alchemist in his temple
ARTIST/CREATOR
Persian
DATE
circa 1339 (dated 740 A.H.)
LOCATION
Istanbul, Topkapi Sarayi Müzesi → Ahmet III 2075, fol. 2r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Muhammed ibn Umail al-Tamimial-Ma' al-Waraqi wa'l-Ard al-Najmiya ( The Silvery Water and the Starry Earth), Bagdad, 1339
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
B. Farès 'Figures magiques' in Aus der Welt der islamischen Kunst: Festschrift für Ernst Kühnel, zum 75. Geburstag am 26.10.1957, Berlin, 1959, pp. 156-60; E. Grube, Persian Painting in the Fourteenth Century: A Research Report, Naples,1978, pp. 18-19; P.Berlekamp, 'Painting a Persuasion: A Visual Defense of Alchemy in an Islamic Manuscript of the Mongol Period'. Muqarnas XX (2003), pp. 35-60
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