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Alchemy; medical; magical

Cambridge Digital Library

DESCRIZIONE

Recto: two alchemical recipes, the first on the use of a water derived from a preparation of tutty (an oxide of zinc), which is left overnight to congeal into a stone; the second deals with a preparation with tartar (potassium tartarate) white sal ammoniac (in transliteration from Arabic here), copper, sulfur, salpeter (nitre, mineral of potassium nitrate), sea salt, and white copper, mentioning the use of a waterproof glass container and another vessel isolated with the clay of the sages (Ar. Ṭīn al-ḥikma, Lat. argilla philosophorum, lutum sapientiae). Verso: instructions for the production of an amulet for a barren woman, with magical characteres and two small Stars of David, and instructions for the production of an amulet for avoiding dangers on the road. Identificativo: L-G Misc. 60

DETTAGLI

LINGUA : ebraico
LICENZA : Zooming image © Cambridge University Library, All rights reserved. Images made available for download are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-NC 3.0).
ARGOMENTI : # in Lingua / Linguistica / Paleografia e storia della scrittura /
Società e scienze sociali / Società e cultura / Gruppi sociali / Gruppi religiosi: aspetti sociali e culturali / Studi sull'Ebraismo /
Tempo libero / Antichità / Miscellanea / Antichità e collezioni: libri, manoscritti, opuscoli, materiale a stampa
PAESI : Inghilterra
TAG : tag: Cairo Genizah
DATAZIONE: 1500 - 1599, 1600 - 1699