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804 - Aurora consurgens (The Dawn)
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lc Anonymous rc
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DATE ca. 1420
AUTHOR Unknown Artist (15th century) Switzerland
MEDIA Watercolor on parchement
LOCATION Switzerland - Zürich - Zentralbibliothek
NOTES The Aurora consurgens is an illuminated manuscript (MS. Rhenoviensis 172). It contains a medieval alchemical treatise, in the past sometimes attributed to Thomas Aquinas, now to a writer called the "Pseudo-Aquinas". Unusually for a work of this type, the manuscript contains thirty-eight fine miniatures.

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