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The dance of death: the astrologer. Woodcut by Hans Holbein the younger.
- Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.
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Indica mihi si nosti omnia. Sciebas quòd nasciturus esses, & numerum dierū tuorum noueras? 10 B XXVIII. A spiciens curuum ficta sub imagine coelum euentura aliis dicere fata soles. Dic mihi, si bonus es uenturæ fortis aruspex, ad me quando tibi fata uenire dabunt? Inspice præsentē quà fert mea dextera sphærā, te melius fati præmonet illa tui.
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
Wellcome Library no. 29658i