The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

Woodcut | 20.5 x 15.6cm | 1512

Albrecht Altdorfer

The head of the martyred saint is handed over to Salome by the executioner as a crowd looks on. The scene of Saint John the Baptist's beheading occupies only the lower third of the image. For Altdorfer, the architecture and surroundings were clearly ...
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