The Dance of Death, 16th century

The Dance of Death, 16th century

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Caption: The Dance of Death. 16th-century artwork illustrating the concept of the Danse Macabre, a medieval allegory reminding people that death comes to everyone in the end. Shown here is Death (far right) and (from left): a priest, a soldier, a noblewoman, a lawyer, and a farmer. This artwork was produced in London, England, and dates from the 1580s.

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