Sunday, 24 June 2018

Pretiosissimum Donum Dei (The Most Precious Gift of God) [Early 15th C.]




The Pretiosissium Donum Dei, or "Most Precious Gift of God" is a classic early alchemical text, and includes a well-known image sequence. Dozens of versions of the Donum Dei exist in manuscript form, dating to the 15th century. The sequence is known under other names, often with different text - usually elucidations from pseudonoymous authors like Thomas Aquinas and Arnoldus.