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rebis

A nice painting of the Rebis, with male and female head.

The black part of the clothing is the first stage of the Great Work: Nigredo or blackness.

The black chalice with the three green serpents, which symbolize the three principles of the matter; mercury, Sulfur and Salt.

 the golden color of the upper right part of the clothing, the serpent spiral and the right wing, is a reference of the attainment of Philosophical Gold, another term for the third and last stage of the work Rubedo or redness.

 

rebis

At the bottom is the green dragon, symbol of the Matter.