We find ourselves in a medieval laboratory with all kinds of apparatus "for fantastic purposes," glasses, vials, pots, a stove, shelves, books, and medieval laboratory furniture. Wagner, who in the meantime has advanced to the status of a learned professor and whom we already know from Faust I, stands bent over a large glass vial. Protectively, he shields his hands around the vial, which contains a small artificial human being he has created, the homunculus. Mephistopheles has stepped in. Faust lies prostrate on the bed behind an open door. He is still unconscious from the smoke explosion at the end of the first act, when he tried in vain to wrest the ghostly form of Helena from Paris on the theater stage of the imperial knights' hall.
The new little Faust scene by bellazinnfigur takes place in Professor Wagner's laboratory. Mephistopheles is present at the creation of the artificial human Homunculus. Faust lies unconscious in the next room. Color composition and miniature painting Reinhold Pfandzelter.
The drawings of the five characters by Leipzig illustration artist Sascha Lunyakov.
The engravings of the five figures by old master engraver Werner Otto.