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Dance of Death: The Canon

Death Comes to the Canon

The Canon

A Canon, a type of clergy in the Roman Catholic Church, is seized by Death as he enters a cathedral. Death holds up an hourglass as a reminder that his allotted hours are up. The doomed canon is followed by a nobleman, a jester and a little boy. The significance of these figures is not clear.

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Hans Holbein

Hans Holbein

The Dance of Death

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The Dancing Mania

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