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In a castle which represents the philosopher's furnace, Lady Alchimia dwells in state with her consort the Athanor King.
In accordance with the maxim "no generation without corruption", she carries a shield with the head of Medusa, emblem of the black putrefaction which is indispensable to the alchemical process.
Anonymous (15th century)
Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Cod. Pal. lat. 1066, f. 224V., 227, 230V., 239.
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