The Dance of Death, by Hans Holbein


The Pope

Der Päpst.

Moriatur sacerdos magnus. — Iosve xx.

Et episcopatum eius accipiat alter. — Psalmista cviii.

The Pope (Leo X.) with Death at his side, crowns an Emperor, who kisses his foot. Another Death, in a cardinal’s hat, is among the assistants.

Qui te cuydes immortel estre

Par Mort seras tost depesché,

Et combien que tu soys grand prebstre,

Vng aultre aura ton Euesché.

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