Salome receiving the head of Saint John the Baptist, by Seghers (1650, c.)

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Title

Salome receiving the head of Saint John the Baptist, by Seghers (1650, c.)

Creator

Seghers, Gerard (1591-1651)

Date

1650, c.

Description

This image represents the biblical scene where Salome receives the severed head of Saint John the Baptist. Other people are represented in the painting, such as another young woman next to Salome, an elder woman holding the head and on the left a soldier.
The portrayal of young women, the older woman and a man is reminiscent of Celestina imagery.

Format

Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 102 × 129.5 cm

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