The judge sits on his bench and is supposed to be hearing a case involving a rich man and a poor man. Far from being impartial, the judge is about to accept a bribe from the rich litigant.
But the judge's time is up. An hourglass lies overturned on the ground and death has snuck up behind him and already taken away the symbols of his authority. Soon, this earthly judge will appear before the divine judge whose decisions cannot be bought or swayed.
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Holbein - the Dance of Death.