Death and the Abbess

$6.10

Shipping to United States: Free

The Dance of Death by the German artist Hans Holbein (1497–1543) is a great, grim triumph of Renaissance woodblock printing. In a series of action-packed scenes Death intrudes on the everyday lives of thirty-four people from various levels of society — from pope to physician to ploughman. Death gives each a special treatment: skewering a knight through the midriff with a lance; dragging a duchess by the feet out of her opulent bed; snapping a sailor’s mast in two. Death, the great leveller, lets no one escape. In fact it tends to treat the rich and powerful with extra force. As such the series is a forerunner to the satirical paintings and political cartoons of the eighteenth century and beyond.
- Public Domain Review

This item measures approximately 6x8 inches depending on how the fabric is cut and the printed area is approximately 5x6.5 inches. We do not make custom sizes, the measurements shown are the only ones available.

About this item:
If you wash it, we suggest to use cold water and hang to dry but drying machines will not affect the print! It will be folded for mailing purposes, so just run an iron over the back when it arrives to flatten it.

Important Shipping information
All our patches and stickers are sent as unregistered mail, i.e. letters, to offer free shipping. Therefore, they don't include tracking options, and in 99% of cases, they will reach you within the regular delivery timeframe according to your location (available in FAQ section). If you wish to add tracking to your package, please add the tracking and insurance listing to your order. Don't hesitate to send me a message if you need more info! :)

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Processing time

3-5 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • Canada : 1 - 2 weeks
  • United States : 2 - 3 weeks
  • Europe : 2 - 4 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

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Payment Options

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

YES WE DO CUSTOM ORDERS BUT...
-The minimum order for apparel (shirts, longsleeves, hoodies...) is 12 units and 50 units for patches.
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The most detailed and beautiful patch I have on my battle jacket. Fabric is a thick Jean-like material that doesn’t fray easily. The print has a high quality texture to it. I sprayed the back with gorilla spray adhesive, tacked it down, and sewed around the edges with dental floss.



Excellent quality print! Highly recommend


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