Horae B. M. V.

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From ca. 1520. Amidst the grapevine we see Death with a basket holding a lantern and the emperor's cape. Further down, Death is carrying a cardinal while stepping on a monk(?) who seems to be hiding. Death pulls the baby out of the cradle and raises his scythe over the hermit's head. In the top right, corner another Death seems to be contemplating the action.

Horae

Tags for this image: Cardinal, Child, Emperor, Hermit, Margin