- The Dance of Death

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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Holbein - the Dance of Death.

Hans Holbein

Hans Holbein

The Dance of Death

Meaning of the Dance of Death

The Dancing Mania

The Dancing Mania

Scene from the Dance of Death

Scene from the Danc of Death