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Three Living and Three Dead

Three Living and Three Dead

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Three Living and Three Dead, (Whole folio) Three youthful kings confronted by three skeletons, whose poses and gestures mirror those of the living.The rich clothing, jewels, and crowns of the kings, contrast with the tattered rags of the skeletons; and the smooth faces and curled hair, against the grimacing mouths and hollow eyes of the dead. Below, the French poem 'Le Dit des trois morts et trois vifs' Image taken from Psalter of Robert de Lisle. Originally published in England London?; circa 1310. Illustrated by Madonna Master.

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