|The Dance of Death (1493)|
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This picture is of the Dance of Death, attributed to German
artist Michael Wolgemut (1434-1519, Nürnberg/Nuremberg). It was
first published in Folio CCLXI Recto of Hartman Schedel's Chronicle
of the World. Reanimated and even lively skeletons were a
frequent medieval artistic motif when dealing with the subject of the
Black Death or Bubonic Plague, which struck Europe in 1347.
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