The Dance of Death

This Hallowe' en month we are showcasing books, prints, manuscripts, and ephemeral material about the Dance macabre, an allegorical concept of death deeply rooted in late medieval traditions. Featured in the top case is a woodcut of the Dance of Death by Michael Wolgemut from the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493). Other material on display includes engravings by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) from the original designs of Hans Holbein (1497-1543); funeral tickets; and more material about death.