Allegory of The Transience of Life
A vaulted tomb with a decomposing skeleton wearing a tattered shroud and a snake in its moth and eye socket; above within a Gothic arch is Moses holding the Tablets of the Law with the ten commandments; with three skulls in frontal and sideways positions. Engraving with hand colour made by Master IAM of Zwolle, Netherland, 1480-1490 (c.). View Large On White View Large On Black View Extra Large [Highly recommended!] ► Meditations on the transience of life were common subjects…
Maître François (actif à Paris entre c.1460 et c.1480), L’ascension des âmes, c.1475-80. Miniature sur parchemin, 120 x 80 mm, dans La Cité de Dieu de Saint Augustin, Ms MMW 10 A 11, fol. 410r, La Haye, Musée Meermanno.
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