L0036624 Uricus and Paymon, from Cyprianus, 18th C
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Illustrations showing kings wearing gold crowns, represented by Uricus — a red-crowned and winged serpent — as King of the East; and Paymon — a black cat-like animal with horns, long whiskers and tail — as King of the West. From Cyprianus, 18th century. Cyprianus is also known as the Black Book, and is the textbook of the Black School at Wittenburg, the book from which a witch or sorceror gets his spells. The Black School at Wittenburg was purportedly a place in Germany where one went to learn the black arts.
Pen and watercolour
Late 18th century By: M L CyprianusCyprianus, M. L.
Clavis Inferni sive magia alba et nigra approbata Metratona.
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