Artist: Holbein d. J., Hans, Title: »The Dance of Death« 38, The Ploughman, Date: 1524-26
The image above is a depiction of a messenger of death (symbol of the plague) taking its victims from their houses. People at the time relied heavily on prayer to find a way to keep their loved ones alive. As a result of the massive number of deaths in the world, some people lost faith in their religion because they were not protected. The image above is a good depiction of the terror of the Black Plague.