Death


 
Death was a popular theme for both texts and images throughout the late Middle Ages,
and it appeared early and often in print. The most spectacular examples of this topic in
early printing were the large blockbook 'Ars Moriendi', which contained a text and
illustrations that taught the average man or woman how to accomplish the most serious
act of their lives - dying. This image is, of course, much more modest in scope.


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