The dance of death: the creation. Woodcut by Hans Holbein the younger.

  • Holbein, Hans, 1497?-1543.
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1 print : woodcut ; image 6.6 x 5 cm


Creatio Mundi. Formauit Dominus Deus hominem de limo terræ, ad imaginem suam creauit illum, masculũ & foeminã creauit eos. Gen. I & II. Principio coelum, terram, pontumq́; sonantem ex nihilo fecit uoce potente Deus. Inde leui terra diuinæ mentis imago gignitur, humanum foemina virq́; genus. A 3.

References note

A.S. Warthin, The physician of the dance of death; a historical study of the evolution of the dance of death mythus in art, New York 1931, pp. 34-56
W.L. Gundersheimer, The dance of death by Hans Holbein the younger, New York 1971, pp. vii-xiii


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