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Maker(s):Holbein the Younger, Hans, after
Culture:German (1497-1543)
Title:Death and the Abbot (from the Dance of Death)
Date Made:ca. 1538
Type:Print
Materials:Woodcut
Measurements:Mat: 19 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in; 48.895 cm x 36.195 cm; Sheet: 5 9/16 in x 3 5/8 in; 14.12875 cm x 9.2075 cm; Image: 2 9/16 in x 1 15/16 in; 6.50875 cm x 4.92125 cm
Narrative Inscription:  obverse, above and below image: Latin text; ctr, above image: PROVER. V. recto, above and below image: Latin text; ctr., above image: EZECH. VII.
Accession Number:  MH 1989.L17.17
Credit Line:Anonymous Loan
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Scene of a skeleton leading a monk away with text on recto; Skeleton/Death tugging at magistrate before a crowd.

Tags:
deaths; skeletons; monks

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