Images of alchemical apparatus and symbolism in Islamic manuscripts



Chemical and pharmaceutical processes from a manuscript in the Freer Gallery in Washington.


Chemical and pharmaceutical processes from a manuscript in the Freer Gallery in Washington.

Arabic manuscript in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Image from a series of astrological and alchemical treatises in British Library MS. Oriental. Add. 25724.

Image from a series of astrological and alchemical treatises in British Library MS. Oriental. Add. 25724.

Depiction of Miryam and the alchemists.

Imagery in in British Library Add. Ms 25724.

Symbols in medieval Arabic alchemy inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs: Kitab al-Aqalim by Abu ‘l-Qasim al-‘Iraqi in British Library, MS Add 25724.

Alchemical symbols in Kitab al-Aqalim by Abu 'l-Qasim al-'Iraqi inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs in British Library in London, MS Add 25724.