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The Nun

von Mechel, Christian, 1780, Engraving
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The Nun
The Nun
The Nun
The Nun
Library Item
28471
The Nun
Death, the corpse-like figure, sneaks up on the nun, and is about to snuff out a candle on the sideboard; this is a clear metaphor for the ending of the nun's life. The nun, however, is oblivious to Death's presence; she has been distracted from her prayers by an attractive young man playing a lute, an instrument which often symbolised sexual desire.
1780
10.2 x 8.2 cm
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