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The Dance of Death, allegorical artwork

The Dance of Death, allegorical artwork

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SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

La Danse Macabre. Coloured engraving of a dance of death. The medieval engraving comprises a group skeletons dancing and playing musical instruments. These images were religion-based, as an allegory on the universality of death. Taken from The Book of Chronicles, by Hartmann Scedel, published in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1493.

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