Herodias Mutilating the Severed Head of Saint John the Baptist Held by Salome, by Grebber (attributed to) (1640, c.)

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Title

Herodias Mutilating the Severed Head of Saint John the Baptist Held by Salome, by Grebber (attributed to) (1640, c.)

Creator

Grebber, Pieter Fransz de (c. 1600 - c. 1653) (attributed to)

Date

1640, c.

Description

This painting represents a biblical scene where Herodias pierces the tongue of John the Baptist while his severed head is resting on a plate hold by Salome.
The portrayal of the young woman, the older woman and a man is reminiscent of Celestina imagery.

Format

Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 116.9 × 93.5 cm

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