62a.—Initial capital letter “A” from Dance of Death Alphabetdetails

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62a.—Initial capital letter “A” from Dance of Death Alphabet

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This decorative initial letter “A”, or drop cap, is from an alphabet designed by Hans Holbein the Younger and dating from 1523. It features a skeleton banging a drum (or tabor) with a bone, and also playing a fife, followed by another skeleton waving a banner, or possibly playing a trumpet. Some commentators say they are marching through a graveyard or cemetary, probably from the skulls lying on the ground.

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