The Husbandman

Dance of Death: The Husbandman

In an allusion to the toil which humans will have to experience following their expulsion from Eden, the husbandman plows his fields with the help of death, the Grim Reaper.

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Dance of Death

Dance of Death

The Dance of Death is an important allegory commenting on human mortality and the passing transience of life. It depicts Death as a fairly jovial skeleton armed with a scythe, who invites his victims to a dance which invariably ends in their demise. The point of the allegory is that no one can refuse its invitation to the dance: hgh church officials, kings or paupers, all must dance and eventually die.