VA 081121 – Schedel: Dance of Death
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"Septima etas mundi“ - "Imago mortis“

Danse Macabre

Three dancing skeletons, accompanied by a fourth who is playing the shawm, and a fifth who is about to descend from the grave.
One of the most famous depictions of the dance of death - here rather a dance of the skeletons.

Coloured woodcut and text on a full page of the Nuremberg Chronicle. Woodcut by Michael Wohlgemut and Wilhelm Pleyenwurff. Editor Hartmann Schedel, published by Anton Koberger. From the first Latin edition of the "Liber Chronicarum“, Nuremberg 1493.

Sheet size: 46 x 30 cm

Beautiful impression and colours, very good condition. A magnificient and very rare print.

Ref.: Rücker, Elisabeth, Hartmann Schedels Weltchronik, p. 80f.