Death with Hourglass, Initial X

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Death presents his hourglass to a naked woman. The X functions as a Greek Chi in "Christ". Designed by Hans Holbein and cut by Jakob Faber. From "En Amice Lector, Thesaurum Damus Inaestimabilem" printed by Froben in 1532.

Hourglass X

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