The Peacock Tail

The Peacock Tail

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Caption: The Peacock Tail, Whole folio Illustration of the Fourth Treatise. A peacock in a flask; the stage of the peacock's tail, or rainbow, said to appear before the white elixir was achieved. Historiated border with groups of figures feasting, reading, playing musical instruments, and dancing, in a landscape Image taken from Splendor Solis. Originally published in Germany; 1582.

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Keywords: animal, animals, bird, color, colour, container, discipline, equipment, flask, german, historical, history, natural sciences, organism, peacock, rainbows, science, sciences, splendor solis, tools and equipment, white

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