Marginal thinking: 07. Thielman Kerver (Dutch)

The fool ends the dance: We must all into one pot.
Thielmann Kerver, Fool
The dance of death in Berlin ends with a fool standing in a pot.
Berliner totentanz, Cook or fool

Thielman Kerver has published a variant of Simon Vostres dance with 66 figures in Latin. The same series also exists in Dutch.

The Dutch text has been transcribed in "Noord en zuid", volume 16, pp. 11-17. I have checked the text (which of course varies between the different editions), and placed the result over each image.

The dance ends with the fool, saying: »Het is ghelijc of wijs of sot / wi moeten al in enen pot«. In English: "It is the same for the wise and the fool / we must all into one pot". This is curiously reminiscent of the dance of death in Berlin, which also ends with a fool in a pot (picture to the right).

The series is also available in a Spanish translation, but this one has never been transcribed (see external link).

Click any picture to jump into the dance.

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Thielman Kerver's 66 Dutch dancers

Pope
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Pope
Emperor
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Emperor
Cardinal
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Cardinal
King
Thielmann Kerver 1509: King
Patriarch
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Patriarch
Constable
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Constable
Archbishop
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Archbishop
Knight
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Knight
Bishop
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Bishop
Nobleman
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Nobleman
Abbot
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Abbot
Bailiff / provost
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Bailiff / provost
Astrologer
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Astrologer
Citizen
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Citizen
Canon
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Canon
Merchant
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Merchant
Carthusian
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Carthusian
Sergeant
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Sergeant
Monk
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Monk
Usurer
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Usurer
Lawyer
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Lawyer
Minstrel
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Minstrel
Parish priest
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Parish priest
Peasant
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Peasant
Clerk
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Clerk
Hermit
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Hermit
Queen
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Queen
Duchess
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Duchess
Ruler
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Ruler
Suitor
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Suitor
Physician
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Physician
Knight's wife
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Knight's wife
Abbess
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Abbess
Noblewoman
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Noblewoman
Prioress
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Prioress
Young woman
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Young woman
Citizeness
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Citizeness
Child
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Child
Nun
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Nun
Widow
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Widow
Franciscan Monk
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Franciscan Monk
Franciscan nun
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Franciscan nun
Merchant's wife
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Merchant's wife
Bailiff's wife
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Bailiff's wife
The wise one
Thielmann Kerver 1509: The wise one
Just married
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Just married
Spinster
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Spinster
Shepherdess
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Shepherdess
Suitoress
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Suitoress
Bride
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Bride
Lovely
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Lovely
Maiden
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Maiden
Whore
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Whore
Wetnurse
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Wetnurse
Old woman
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Old woman
Resales woman
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Resales woman
Crutches
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Crutches
Peasant Woman
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Peasant Woman
Chambermaid
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Chambermaid
Housekeeper
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Housekeeper
Midwife
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Midwife
Young woman
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Young woman
Pregnant
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Pregnant
Witch
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Witch
Bigot
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Bigot
Fool
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Fool
Whore
Thielmann Kerver 1509: Whore

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