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Dance of Death: The Cemetery

The Final Destination

The Cemetery

This woodcut is a reminder of the ultimate destination of all men and women. Several deaths are shown gleefully playing instruments amid the graves of a cemetery, summoning people to attend their doom. The message is that all life eventually ends, and this is in fact the central theme of the Dance of Death, which serves as a sort of memento mori, remind us all of the fact that life is fleeting.

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