The Abbess, from the Dance of Death

Etching; second state of four | 7.5 x 5.5cm | 1651

After Hans Holbein the Younger

Death drags an Abbess from her convent; at left a nun throws her arms up in alarm

Credit: The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Object: 51.501.2124

Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019
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