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Monk and knight struck down

About This Item

Title

Monk and knight struck down

Subject

Weapons
Clergy
Military Personnel
Death
Occultism
Symbolism

Description

Artist unknown.
Paracelsus' 22nd prophecy. A hand in the sky wields a sword. A monk and a knight lie dead on the ground. In the background there is a village.
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.pl22a
1f_257.pl22b

Original Format

1 print : etching

Physical Dimensions

10 x 8 cm

Citation

Paracelsus, 1493-1541, “Monk and knight struck down,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed November 27, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2146.