Three clowns prepare their companion for her journey into the next world, keeping the essence of her with them.
Three Pierrot-morticians work on a fourth Pierrot who lies on a white-clothed table. One paints her face with a brush. Another reaches into a red cavity inside her shirt. A third carries off a jar of embalming fluid. There are three such jars: one contains a brain, another a heart, and the third a stomach.