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Dance of Death Window (Bern, Switzerland)

Dance of Death Window (Bern, Switzerland)

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Image ID
8645
Title
Dance of Death Window (Bern, Switzerland)
Caption
Detail of the Dance of Death Window, dating from c.1450, in Bern Munster. This theme (Totentanz in German) is an allegory of the universality and inevitablity of death and was especially popular after the Black Plague swept Europe in the 14th century. Construction on Bern's cathedral began in 1421. It became a Protestant church after the city adopted the Reformation in 1528.
Coordinates
46.9473250° N, 7.4513970° E
Resolution
2792 x 3600 pixels
File Size
6 MB
File Type
jpg
Camera
NIKON D80
ISO
1600
Credit
David Joyal
Copyright Status
All Rights Reserved
Date Created
December 21, 2006
Date Uploaded
July 15, 2011

Detail of the Dance of Death Window, dating from c.1450, in Bern Munster. This theme (Totentanz in German) is an allegory of the universality and inevitablity of death and was especially popular after the Black Plague swept Europe in the 14th century. Construction on Bern's cathedral began in 1421. It became a Protestant church after the city adopted the Reformation in 1528.

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