One of the great concerns of every good Christian from the Middle Ages on was the salvation of his soul, which might be lost while he was in his death throes, the time when the devil and his emissaries sorely tempted dying persons. Based on this idea, the Church formulated the concept of the good death, which is to say of a pattern of conduct aimed at withstanding the temptations of Satan so as to save ones soul. To this end, it was necessary to prepare the faithful, strengthening their faith and warning them about the temptations that the devil would put in their way, and catechisms and manuals were written, and religious orders such as that of Saint Camillus set up, devoted to helping the dying. This work depicts a dying man whose face expresses his intense pain, lying on his bed. A priest next to him, who is helping him to make a good end, listens to his last confession so that his purified soul may be saved, advising him as to how to withstand the temptations proffered to him by the demons surrounding his bed, such as denying God because of the suffering he is undergoing or clinging to his earthly belongings or loves, among other things. In the foreground, three priests, who, together with the vision of Christ at the foot of the bed, put the demons to flight by strengthening the dying man's soul, offer up prayers for the salvation of the latter as part of the ritual of the good death. An angel stands guard at the head of the dying man's bed, ready to receive his soul and take it to heaven, out of the demons' reach, so long as he has overcome all temptations, which seems to be the case here, since an angel is descending in order to crown the dead man with a wreath of roses. This piece entered the MUNAL as part of its founding endowment in 1982.