Alchemical emblem, 1617

Alchemical emblem, 1617

C027/8683 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 31.2MB

Downloadable file size: 3.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: NLM/Science Source/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Take An Egg and Smite It With A Fiery Sword. Michael Maier's alchemical emblem book Atalanta fugiens was first published in Latin in 1617. It incorporated 50 emblems with epigrams and a discourse, but extended the concept of an emblem book by incorporating 50 pieces of music the fugues or canons. This image is Emblem 8: Accipe ovum and igneo percute gladio. A man holding a sword is standing in a courtyard; on a table before him is an egg, or the philosophers' stone; to the left is a large fireplace with fire.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1617, 17th century, alchemical, alchemist, alchemy, art, artwork, atalanta fugiens, colour, drawing, egg, emblem, emblem 8, emblem eight, engraving, enhance, enhancement, fiery, fire, fireplace, historic, historical, history, illustration, m. maier, maier, michael maier, ovum, philosophers stone, science, sword, symbol, symbolism

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.