Der Jud

(The Jew)


Der Todten-Tantz

Illustrated by an unidentified Renaissance artist




Complete Image


Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Code: GS TT30 SGC
Price: US$5.00

Image detail (for reference)

Reproduction on 8x12" sheet

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Reproduction on 10x15" sheet

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This image carries no discernable monogram to support attribution to a particular artist, but in the context of the

appearance in a consolidated work related to Basle's "Dance of Death" and the style of the woodblock from which

the print derives, it is possible that the design is by Scharffenberg. At the very least, it is reasonable to attribute it to

a German artist productive during the mid-16th Century.


Depicting the exchange between Death and the Jew, this illustration is associated traditionally with the text

shown below.



Death to the Jew:

Yoo-hoo! Jew, start traveling,

You have waited too long for your Messiah.

Christ, whom you have murdered,

Was the right one, you have long been mistaken.

The Jew:

I was a Rabbi of Scripture,

I drew only the poison out of the Bible.

I have desired the Messiah very little,

Having paid more heed to treasures and usury.