According to the Biblical story Temptation of Adam and Eve, led to the Fall and the expulsion of the first humans from the Garden of Eden.
Here, Adam and Eve are shown leaving the Garden. They are preceded by Death, who is joyfully playing on a lyre, in celebration of the victory that he has gained over humanity.
The Dance of Death is an important allegory commenting on human mortality and the passing transience of life. It depicts Death as a fairly jovial skeleton armed with a scythe, who invites his victims to a dance which invariably ends in their demise. The point of the allegory is that no one can refuse its invitation to the dance: hgh church officials, kings or paupers, all must dance and eventually die.