Friday, November 03, 2006

Imago mortis

Last weekend in Zagreb I was a bit surprised to see a familiar image all over town. It was the announcement for a Halloween party that was organised around a performance by the Macedonian band Mizar.

I just wondered about the image. It is the "Imago mortis" taken from the 1493 Liber chronicarum or Nuremberg chronicle by Hartmann Schedel (p. CCLXI). The image is an allegory of death, also called Danse Macabre.

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