Alchemical symbolism, 17th century

Alchemical symbolism, 17th century

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Caption: Alchemical symbolism. 17th-century artwork of various forms of symbolism relating to alchemy. A winged angelic figure is shown delivering a book to a bearded robed man. At lower right, a figure with a nimbus (halo) is holding a Sun and crescent Moon, standing in a circle with plants bearing sun and moon symbols. Artwork from the 17th-century English work 'Speculum Philosophiae'.

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