• The Book of Pictures  -   Mushaf as-suwar by Zosimos of Panopolis: Edition of the Pictures and Introduction

Theodor Abt

The Book of Pictures

Mushaf as-suwar by Zosimos of Panopolis
Edition of the Pictures and Introduction by Theodor Abt
(Supplement to CALA II)

162 pages, ISBN 3-9522608-6-X / 978-3-9522608-6-9, LivingHumanHeritage

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 this 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.


Abt, Theodor

The Book of Pictures - Mushaf as-suwar by Zosimos of Panopolis: Edition of the Pictures and Introduction

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