XLIX. The Allegorical Escutcheon of Death
The coat or shield is fractured in several places. On it is a skull, and at the top the crest as a helmet surmounted by two arm-bones, the hands of which are grasping a ragged piece of stone, and between them is placed an hour-glass. The supporters are a gentleman and a lady in the dresses of the times.

Text from the 1947 Sylvan Press edition


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