R/s.G/CIX – Drawing of a magical square with notes and a swastika-amulet

Collection Number:
R/s.G/CIX
Object name:
Drawing of a magical square with notes and a swastika-amulet
Object type:
Drawing
Creator:
Eldermans ?
Languages:
Dutch,English,German
Book titles referenced:
Altelamitisches Gluckssymbol
Book authors referenced:
Franz Carl Endres

Drawing of a magical square and a swastika-amulet.
The magical squares has the numbers, from left to right, top to bottom; 8 1 6
3 5 7
4 9 2
‘Ter verduidelijking van [for illustration of] fig. 207 M.: Magic Squares and Cubes, fig. 1/p.2, “Odd Magic Squares”.
‘It will be seen that the sum of each of the three vertical, the three horizontal, and the two corner diagonal columns in this square is 15, making in all eight columns having that total; also that the sum of any two opposite numbers is 10, which is twice the centre number. It is therefore a perfect square of 3 x 3.
The swastika is 83 mm. in height. ‘Grootste dikte [largest thickness] 8 mm., palmhout [palmwood], koperen hangoog op ijzeren schroef’ [copper hanging-ring on iron screw].
‘Tentoonstelling Para-Psychologisch Instituut [exhibition para-psychological Institute], maart [march] ’59: foto [photo] 13 x 18.’
‘Zie [see]: Franz Carl Endres, Abb. 7: Altelamitisches Glucks, symbol. Aant. [notes] XVII no. 203 e.v. [and further]/