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Holbein d. J.; Danse Macabre. XLI. The Allegorical Escutcheon of Death.

This is a great article about Holbein woodcuts depicting the "Dance of Death." I like the German clothes, of course. Look at her head gear! She's dressed to meet Death, for sure!

Heraldic device with a skull; with other vanitas iconography: an hourglass; at l are withered plants and at r a flower in full blossom Engraving

Heraldic device with a skull; with other vanitas iconography: an hourglass; at l are withered plants and at r a flower in full blossom engraving by Theodoor de Bry © The Trustees of the British.

Familienwappen aus den genealogischen Registern der Stadt Schaffhausen, angelegt von Hans Wilhelm Harder (1810–1872), 9. Band (Sch) Familie Schweizer

Familienwappen aus den genealogischen Registern der Stadt Schaffhausen, angelegt von Hans Wilhelm Harder (1810–1872), 9. Band (Sch) Familie Schweizer

Bagnoli Irpino (AV), Particolare del portale della Chiesa di Santa Margherita.

Bagnoli Irpino (AV), Particolare del portale della Chiesa di Santa Margherita.

„Wernigeroder (Schaffhausensches) Wappenbuch“; Süddeutschland 4. Viertel 15. Jh. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München, Cod.icon. 308 n Wappen des Todes

Attributed coat of arms of death in Wernigerode/Schaffhausen armorial

Familienwappen aus den genealogischen Registern der Stadt Schaffhausen, angelegt von Hans Wilhelm Harder (1810–1872), 5. Band (I-L) Familie Lang

Familienwappen aus den genealogischen Registern der Stadt Schaffhausen, angelegt von Hans Wilhelm Harder (1810–1872), 5. Band (I-L) Familie Lang

17thC tombstone inside the mausoleum of John Livingstone, 'an apothecary in Edinburgh', who fell victim to the Plague that devastated Edinburgh and Leith in the 1640s. The inscription reads: This Saint whos Corps lyes buried heir Let all posteritie admeir When judgments did this land surround He with God was walking found For which from midst of fers he's cround Heir to be interrd. Both he And friends by Providence agrie No age shal los his memorie His age 53. Died 1645

tombstone inside the mausoleum of John Livingstone, 'an apothecary in Edinburgh', who fell victim to the plague that devastated Edinburgh and Leith in the The inscription reads: This Saint whos Corps lyes.

Václav Hollar - Death's coat of arms.

Václav Hollar - Death's coat of arms.

„Wernigeroder (Schaffhausensches) Wappenbuch“; Süddeutschland 4. Viertel 15. Jh. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München, Cod.icon. 308 n

Coat of arms of death

Victorin Bradka, 1580, Třebíč

Victorin Bradka, 1580, Třebíč


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