Dance of Death: The Gamblers

At a gaming table, Death and the Devil appear to be fighting over who will claim the dead man. One of his companions tries to intervene while another grabs all of the money.

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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.