62g.—Initial capital letter “G” from Dance of Death Alphabet.details

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62g.—Initial capital letter “G” from Dance of Death Alphabet.

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This decorative initial letter “G”, or drop cap, is from an alphabet designed by Hans Holbein and dating from 1523. It shows two skeletons, or Death figures, siezing a queen; one skeleton plays the flute, or fife, and the other pulls the queen by her chain of office.

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