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Drowning Turk

About This Item

Title

Drowning Turk

Subject

Drowning
Death
Occultism
Symbolism
Mythology

Description

Artist unknown.
Paracelsus' 21st prophecy. A cockatrice wearing a crown attacks a man as he drowns in water.
Title taken from English translation: Prophecies of Paracelsus (London : William Rider & Son, 1915).

Creator

Paracelsus, 1493-1541

Source

Prognosticatio eximii doctoris Theophrasti Paracelsi reveals the prophecies of Theophrastus von Hohenheim, known as Paracelsus. Paracelsus was a revolutionary chemical physician also known for his occultist philosophy. This edition contains 32 prophesies and accompanying illustrations and may have been printed in France between 1560 and 1580.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

between 1560 and 1580

Language

lat

Type

StillImage

Identifier

1f_257.pl21a
1f_257.pl21b

Original Format

1 print : etching

Physical Dimensions

10 x 8 cm

Citation

Paracelsus, 1493-1541, “Drowning Turk,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 22, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2145.