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The Dance of Death
  • France, artist
    Gilles Hardouyn, publisher
    active 1497–1521
    active: France
    Antoine Chappiel, printer
    active: France
  • The Dance of Death, 1501
  • a page from a Livre d'Heures (Book of Hours)
  • Where object was made: France
  • metal cut, hand coloring
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 166 x 103 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 4 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0156
Label Text

Written text with illustrations on left edge and bottom. There are three scenes down the left side, each involving a female figure and a skeletal figure. Along the bottom of the page is a scene split in three, with a figure in each. Two of the figures are praying. Along the top and right edge is a band of foliate design.