The Book of Pictures Muṣḥaf aṣ-ṣuwar: Edition of the Pictures and Introduction

The Book of Picturesby Zosimos of Panopolis
Introduction by Theodor Abt

162 pages with color and b/w illustrations
ISBN 978-3-9522608-6-9

The images published here are from the almost complete manuscript of the Mushaf as-suwar, one of the oldest available manuscripts of perhaps the first Greek alchemist.
In different places, Zosimos advises the female student Theosebeia to ponder the meaning of his symbolic explanations, through which he answers her questions. His images complement the dialogue and clarify the meaning of his teaching.
We have here a highly interesting transmission of knowledge in the form of image and word.

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