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Old man asleep

About This Item

Title

Old man asleep

Subject

Aged
Leisure Activities
Rest
Occultism
Symbolism

Description

Artist unknown.
Paracelsus' 32nd prophecy. An old man with a beard lies under a tree in the sunshine. In the background, there is a castle on a cliff.
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.pl32a
1f_257.pl32b

Original Format

1 print : etching

Physical Dimensions

10 x 8 cm

Citation

Paracelsus, 1493-1541, “Old man asleep,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed September 20, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2156.