Stock Photo: Death, grotesquely crowned with flags or feathers, seizes the poor Abbess by her scapulary. A nun at the convent gate, with uplifted hands, bewails the fate of her of her superior.. Hand-coloured engraving by Chretien de Mechel from Hans Holbein's "The Triumph of Death," based on original drawings by Peter Paul Rubens, 1860.