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Printed in dark green ink, the rectangular woodcut is outlined with a thick edge. In the extreme foreground of the image lies a dead dragon on its back, with extreme foreshortening, its glazed eye and snout with bared teeth foremost. Its clawed left foreleg lies across the top of its scaled body and its right foreleg stretches out beside it. One furled wing covers the rest of its body while another stretches vertically on its left side. Above the corpse is a mass of clouds, shaped in a confusion of funnels and whorls. The clouds take up the majority of the image plane, ending in a curved boundary between smoke and sky just below the top of the image. One smoke funnel extends up past the edge of the arch, touching the border.