Danse Macabre by Bernt Notke

In stock: 335 Items
Reference:
4740352118300
Issue date:18.05.2023
Designer:Lembit Lõhmus
Number:830-18.05.23
Stamp zone:Other stamps
Stamp type:Classical
Availability date:2023-05-18
6.00 €
Description

The Dance of Death, located in St Anthony’s Chapel of St Nicholas’ Church, is the best-known and most valuable medieval artwork in Estonia. Only a fragment containing thirteen figures has been preserved. Against the background of an autumn landscape, the dance of mortals is introduced by a preacher from a pulpit, followed by figures of Death holding a bagpipe and carrying a coffin. The first dancer is the Pope, wearing a papal tiara. The mortals who follow him are the Emperor, holding a sword and an orb, the beautiful Empress, the Cardinal and the King. In the right-hand corner of the painting, it is possible to see the edge of the robe of the next character, the Bishop. Under the figures there is a winding band with text, a painted dialogue in verse between Death and the other characters written in the Low German language.

Product Details
4740352118300

Data sheet

Quantity issued
20 000
Perforation
13 : 13½
Printer
AS Vaba Maa
Print
offset
Sheets
1 x 5
Size
141 x 30 mm
Primary theme
culture
Year
2023
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