62c.—Initial capital letter “C” from Dance of Death Alphabetdetails

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62c.—Initial capital letter “C” from Dance of Death Alphabet

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This decorative initial letter “C”, or drop cap, is from an alphabet designed by Hans Holbein and dating from 1523. it features an emperor in the clutches of two skeletons, or Deaths, one of whom he resists, whilst the other pulls off his crown.

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