Death takes the crown off the king's head: "Just join my subjects immediately". In Kruspe's drawing (right) the scepter is about to slip out the king's right hand.
This is the only scene, where Death unquestionably is a woman. See, however, the old woman and the Gypsy woman.
Der Tod zum Könige:
Pohle has a variant of Death's first line. Instead of, »deiner Herren Pracht« ("your lordly splendor"), Death says, »deiner Heere Pracht« ("your armies' splendor"). This version actually makes sense in the context: The king is dressed in armour from top to toe, men he is still not protected from Death neither by his throne, his strong castle, nor by his armies.
Götz too has a variant: In the second line the king does not say, »des strengen Todes Raub«, but »des schwarzen Todtes Raub«.