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Man inscribed in a pentagram

About This Item

Title

Man inscribed in a pentagram

Subject

Occultism
Symbolism
Astrology
Book Illustrations

Description

Artist unknown.
Man inscribed in a pentagram with an astrological symbol at each point.
Title supplied by cataloger.

Source

De occulta philosophia by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa is one of the earliest works on the occult. This first complete edition, published in 1533, deals with the relationship between religion and ritual magic. The three books of De occulta philosophia include chapters on numerology, celestial observation, the sun and moon, chiromancy (palmistry), and the zodiac.

Publisher

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

Date

1533

Identifier

Z1f_9.163

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

30 x 19 cm

Citation

“Man inscribed in a pentagram,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed December 8, 2019, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2389.

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