von Melle: Death to the Physician

Pope Chaise-Dieu

The handwritten transcription by Jacob von Melle of Lübeck's dance of death from 1463. Note, that even though the headline says "Der tod zum Arzte", the first seven lines are in fact the response to the previous dancer, the mayor. There's a larger version here: Jacob von Melle.

Jacob von Melle

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