NY9364 : Part of the "Dance of Death", Hexham Abbey

taken 9 years ago, near to Hexham, Northumberland, Great Britain

Part of the "Dance of Death", Hexham Abbey
Part of the "Dance of Death", Hexham Abbey
The idea of the “Dance of Death” had come to England from Paris where a series of 15th C paintings was accompanied by conversations in verse between Death and his victims. They depicted the fact that Death may visit at any time, young or old, rich or poor – and so Death, represented by a skeleton, was pictured with people from all ranks of life, from emperor to peasant. This image shows Death dancing with a cardinal; it is the leftmost of the four panels in the second (up) row to the left of the lectern in NY9364 : 15th C lectern and screen, and former reredos, Hexham Abbey. The other panels depict Death dancing with a king, an emperor and a pope. {Source: Hexham Abbey Guide p18.}
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Wednesday, 26 March, 2008   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 26 March, 2008
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Religious buildings > Abbey   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 935 641 [100m precision]
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