Emerald Tablet, Smaragdine Table or Tabula Smaragdina
Emerald Tablet, Smaragdine Table or Tabula Smaragdina. Work attributed to the legendary alchemist Hermes Trismegistus who summarizes the process 'Magnum Opus' or 'Great work' for the creation of the Philosopher's Stone. Illustration showing the connection between the complementary principles of the sun and the moon, sulfur and mercury. Engraving.
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Information leaflet, Dr Williams pink pills for pale people
Information leaflet for Dr Williams pink pills for pale people. The patent medicine pills contained iron oxide and magnesium sulphate. For a wide range of conditions, including anaemia, blood disorders, bronchitis, decline, gastritis, general weakness, headache, indigestion, after-effects of influenza, lumbago, nervous debility, neurasthenia, neuralgia, neuritis, rheumatism, sciatica, St Vitus Dance. Date: early 20th century
© The Russell Butcher Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Amarna Letters. 14th century BC. Clay tablets with cuneiform script, mostly written in Akkadian. Designate a file of correspondence, mostly diplomatic, between the Egyptian administration and its representatives in Canaan and Amurru. 1350-1330 BC. From Amarna (Upper Egypt). British Museum. London. United Kingdom.
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