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Death and the Knight, from the Dance of Death
  • Hans Holbein the elder, artist
    circa 1465–1524
    born: Augsburg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Isenheim, Alsace, Holy Roman Empire (present-day France)
    Hans Lützelburger, carver
    active circa 1516–1526
    died: Basel, Prince-Bishopric of Basel (present-day Switzerland)
  • Death and the Knight, from the Dance of Death, before 1538
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 65 x 49 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 109 x 76 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 2 1/2 x 1 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 4 1/4 x 3 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the Mark L. Morris Jr. Family
  • Not on display
  • 1994.0013

Skeletal figure lancing another armored figure with sword in right hand.