- The Dance of Death

The Countess

Titles of Nobility Mean Nothing to Death

Yhe Countess

Dance of Death: The Countess

The countess is putting on a new dress and is about to also put on some rich ornaments. On the chest are a brush, mirror and death's hour glass. The hourglass symbolizes how short life is and serves as a memento mori.

But the woman does not realize that her time is up. She is preoccupied with her new finery. Even as she revels in the pleasure of trying on a new dress, Death is standing behind her and placing a necklace of bones around her neck.

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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