Painted on a fairly large ceiling of the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi (Florence, Italy), it is impossible to have captured all of this fresco of Greek characters, but nevertheless I was fascinated by this section. I have never seen a grim reaper in a feminine depiction (or maybe they always were, under the black hood and cloak). The ferryman is the titular Charon, tasked with crossing the newly dead from one side of the river to the other, only if they could pay for the ride. Thus, corpses were always buried with a coin underneath their tongue to pay Charon. Those unable to pay were condemned to wander the banks of the river. Painted by Luca Giordano, widely considered a talent, bordering close to a genius.
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