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The Pope

Scharffenberg, Georg, 1842, Engraving
The Pope
The Pope
The Pope
The Pope
Library Item
28458
The Pope
A depiction of the Pope being carried in procession by numerous skeletal figures who together represent Death. The skeletons are disguised; the one on the right wears a cardinal's hat, the one on the left is dressed as a bishop, and the one by the papal litter is a soldier. That the skeletons are disguised refers to the unknowable and unpredictable nature of Death. The pope is blind to his fate; he can't see how close he is to Death. Although he has power the Pope is not immune to Death; on the contrary, he is subject to it like everyone else.
1842
11.7 x 8.3 cm
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