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This illustration, representing the death of a Queen appears in the second volume of theMiroer SalutaireorLa danse macabre nouuelle,named:La danse macabre des femmes / Et le debat du corps et de lamebyGuyot Marchant (1486).According to the text, the…

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"A memento mori with wishes for the New Year; sheet printed from eleven blocks; in the centre is a woman with a skull instead of the face reflected in the mirror which she is holding; her mirror and dress are inscribed; further inscriptions are on…

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A skeleton is holding an inscribed plaque while pointing at it. The skeleton is semi-covered by a cloth, including the skull.

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Original title: Ein Kampfgesprech zwischen dem Todt und dem Natürlichen Leben ("A struggle conversation between death and natural life")."Death; holding a scythe, standing to right; an hourglass on a tree stump at right; the body of two men on the…

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Gender perspective: A single image of Death in the form of a skeleton threatens the two lovers. The skeleton's skull is covered and has long hair, normally female attributes, while playing the violin, normally a male attribute, like the man with the…

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The image represents a young woman holding a skull and looking at it. The skull is represented without specific gender traits (i.e. hair), thus, it is very difficult to identify its gender.

Adam and Eve, by Beham (1543)
"For disobeying God’s orders and eating the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, Adam and Eve received the punishment of mortality, hard work, and pain. A skeleton, an obvious symbol of death, forms the trunk of the fatal tree, and…

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The image depicts the corpse of a male knight lying on the ground, with clothes. Above this, a female figure with long blonde hair levitates while an angel holds the cloth that covers her body. The female figure represents the soul of the male…

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The image represents Jesus after being crucified in the arms of the virgin Mary. Behind the scene the cross appears and chained to the cross, on the right there is a skeleton with wings and an hour glass, and on the left there is a man with wings and…

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This engraving represents a naked young woman looking at herself in a mirror. On the background, death represented by a male skeleton with an hourglass looks at her.Gender perspective: This engraving is a curious deviation of the tradition of seeing…
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