Caravaggio 1573 – 1610

Salome with the Baptist's Head

oil on canvas (91 × 167 cm) — ca. 1609/10 Museum The National Gallery, London

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This work is linked to Matthew 14:9

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Salomé holds the platter upon which the headsman is placing John the Baptist's head. A maid, or maybe Salomé's mother, looks on.

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