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"The Astrologer" from The Dance of Death by Hans Holbein. "He contemplates a pendent sphere. But Death thrusts a skull before his eyes."

Plate 7: Death and the Bishop; Death holding an hourglass leading a bishop to right; a shepherd in left background, a sheep next to the bishop at left; landscape background; from a series of eight engravings after Hans Holbein the Younger. 1541

Bubonic plague is a zoonotic disease, circulating mainly among small rodents and their fleas, and is one of three types of bacterial infections caused by Yersinia pestis (formerly known as Pasteurella pestis), which belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Without treatment, the bubonic plague kills about two thirds of infected humans within 4 days.

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31 Days of Halloween: Day 6 - The Dance of Death

Woodcut by Hans Holbein the Younger from the Dance of Death, 1526

Dance of Death, Plowman: Hans Holbein, the Younger Printmaking that inspires blk ink drawings

Fairy tales of Hans Andersen (1908)illustrated by Helen Stratton‘As often as the water lifted her up she peeped in through the transparent panes.’