Hortulus anime, Burial

Langlois S Initial H

A corpse is being interred, sewn into a sheet. In the background is an ossuary where to quote Sophie Oosterwijk: the skulls of the long dead almost seem to be watching the burial scene. From Hortulus anime cum aliis q[uam] plurimis orationibus ..., Nuremberg, 1513.


Tags for this image: Ossuary