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The dance of death: the escutcheon of death. Woodcut by Hans Holbein the younger.
- Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.
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Memorare nouissima, & in æternum non peccabis. Eccle. VII. Si cupis immunem uitiis traducere uitam, ista sit ante oculos semper imago tuos. Nam te uentur a crebro de morte monebit, quam repetens omni tempore cautus eris. Da precor ut uero te pectore Christe colamus: omnibus ad coelum sic patefiet iter.
A.S. Warthin, The physician of the dance of death; a historical study of the evolution fo 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
Wellcome Library no. 29606i