Hagen and Kriemhild, who is still holding a sword, lie dead in a palace hall as the people around lament their deaths. Above the main motif, a smaller illustration refers to a related episode. Below it, a speech scroll held by two mermaids bears the epilogue, which reads in the original Middle High German:
Ich enkan iu niht bescheiden
Was sider da geschach:
Wan riter unde vrouwen
Weinen man da sach
Dar zuo die edeln knehte,
Ir lieben friunde tot.
Hie hat das mær ein ende: ditze ist der Nibelunge not.
The caption in English was taken from Daniel Bussier Shumway’s translation of The Nibelungenlied published in Boston & New York by the Houghton Mifflin Company, 1909.