Godfather Death (Linocut)

This is another in my series of German Fairy Tales. A man needed a godfather for his son. After considering many options, he chose Death to be the godfather. The boy grew and became a doctor.

The elements in the piece reflect historical references to medicine: poppies; a plague mask; a whale for ambergris; toads; and of course, leeches.

The candles represent the lengths of human lives. Only Death knows how tall they are.

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