Salome Receiving John the Baptist's Head on a Platter, from a Mirror of Holiness (Mir'at al-quds) of Father Jerome Xavier

Opaque watercolor, ink, color and gold on paper | 26.4 x 15.7cm | 1602-1604

Unknown Artist

John the Baptist was imprisoned by Herod, king of Judea, for criticizing the ruler's marriage to his sister-in-law Herodius. Knowing of her husband's respect for John, Herodius feared for her welfare. She ordered her daughter Salome to perform a danc...
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