Alchemical drawings, 15th century

Alchemical drawings, 15th century

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Caption: Alchemical drawings, 15th-century artwork. The symbols include a bird with outstretched wings, a coiled snake, the Sun and Moon, and a toad. Artwork from a varied collection of 15th-century alchemical manuscripts, including works by the English astrologers John Dee and John Lydgate.

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