eath drags the abbess away, while she holds on to her rosary and her abbess-staff. Inside the monastery, one of the nuns are screaming.
Some commentators think, Death is draped with flags! Personally I believe they are long feathers. It's rather normal that fools have long feathers in their heads. See the tarot card to the left from the world's oldest tarot deck, Visconti-Sforza — or see the picture that Holbein made for The Old Testament (to the right).
Death is dressed like a fool — just like the Death that drags the queen away.
On the portrait of Holbein made by Hondius, the abbess appears in the background.
The same thing is true for the copy to the right.
Variations: Birckmann adds a window, which is partially hidden behind Deaths head. Hollar og Deuchar copy the window.