Adam und Eva

(The Temptation and Fall)


Der Todten-Tantz

Illustrated by an unidentified Renaissance artist




Complete Image


Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Code: GS TT40 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 a the Temptation and Fall of God's first human creations (Adam and Eve), this image is associated with

the text shown below.





Von des Teuffels vergifften Zung,

Hat der Tod fein Urfpring,

Herrfchet uber die Menfchen gantz:

Wir muffen all an feinen Tantz.



From the Devil's poisonous tongue,

Death has its origin,

Prevailing over all humans completely:

We measure all to its dance.