Hans Holbein the Younger
From: Totentanz (1538) [danse macabre]
XXXIII. The old men
Spiritus meus attenuabitur, dies mei breviabuntur,
et solum mihi superest sepulchrum.
[Death playing a xylophone directs the old men to an open grave. That does not pay attention where he goes, only listening to the music. On the wall of the graveyard stands an hour-glass.]
Source: Hans Holbein d. J.: Totentanz. Fourier Verlag, Wiesbaden 2003. Translation: Hampl
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