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A strange prediction

About This Item

Title

A strange prediction

Subject

Weapons
Ursidae
Chickens
Occultism
Symbolism

Description

Artist unknown.
Paracelsus' 24th prophecy. A rooster and a bear seated on a stool are before a King on a throne. A hand coming out of a cloud holds a sword and strikes at the rooster.
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

Identifier

1f_257.pl24a
1f_257.pl24b

Original Format

1 print : etching

Physical Dimensions

10 x 8 cm

Citation

Paracelsus, 1493-1541, “A strange prediction,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed January 17, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2148.