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

  • Holbein, Hans, 1497?-1543.
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1 print : woodcut ; image 6.5 x 5 cm


Moriatur Sacerdos magnus. 10 Sve XX. Et episcopatum eius accipiat alter. Psal. CVIII. Qui non mortalis uitæ tibi munera fingis rebus ab humanis eripiere breui. Maximus es quāuis romana in sede sacerdos, quod geris officium qui gerat alter erit.

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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