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Daily Paintworks - "Early Autumn Bounty Enough For Everyone Storybook Cottage Series" - Original Fine Art for Sale - © Alida Akers

The black sun emerging from the earth. Nineteenth image in the well known early 16th century alchemical manuscript the Splendor solis. Sol niger (black sun) can also refer to the result of the first stage of the magnum opus in alchemy, the nigredo (blackening). The complete magnum opus (Great Work) ends with the production of gold. The magnum opus can also be understood in a mystic way.