The Head of Saint John the Baptist

Oil on walnut | 45.7 x 38.7cm | 1511

Italian

Salome's mother Herodias persuaded her to ask King Herod for the head of John the Baptist as a reward for her dancing (Matthew 14: 1-12). Herodias held a grudge against the Baptist for saying that her marriage to Herod was unlawful. The saint was beh...
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