ouroboros

artist

anna samsøe

price

4.200,00 kr

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year

2017

dimensions

33 x 22 x 4 cm

media

materials

white clay, gold glaze

about

the ouroborus, derrived from the word oura meaning tail or the one, is found in the book crysopoeia by alchemist cleopatra. the book is know for its gold making recipes and the even more interesting thoughts on ouroboros have been unnoticed for many years. the image show a serpent looped once before eating its own tail. the serpent sustain life solely by consuming his own body. ouroboros is a symbol that express the unity of all things, material and spiritual, which never disappear but perpetually change form in an eternal cycle of destruction and re-creation.