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Mercury represented by a youthful scribe writing on a scroll, his scribe's knife, scissors, pens and inkpot nearby. A miniature painting from a sixteenth century manuscript of Acaib ul-mahlukat, translated by Sururi from the Arabic 'Aja'ib al-makhluqat ('Wonders Of Creation') by al-Qazvini. Image taken from Acaib ul-mahlukat. Originally published in Turkey, 16th century.
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