Dance of Death

WHS where representations of the Dance of Death or Danse Macabre are or have been displayed.

The Dance of Death is an artistic genre of late-medieval allegory on the universality of death: no matter one's station in life, the Dance of Death unites all. The Danse Macabre consists of the dead or personified Death summoning representatives from all walks of life to dance along to the grave, typically with a pope, emperor, king, child, and labourer. (wiki)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Lübeck St. Mary's Church: originally a 15th century painting was displayed here, nowadays stained glass windows with the theme
Old City of Berne Stained glass window at the Bern Minister. The figures on the Münster window were done by Niklaus Manuel between 1516 and 1519 (wiki)
Salzburg At St. Peter's cemetery
Tallinn Painting in St. Nicholas Church


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