Salomé with the head of Saint John the Baptist, by Ribera (1611, c.)

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Title

Salomé with the head of Saint John the Baptist, by Ribera (1611, c.)

Creator

Ribera, Jusepe de (lo Spagnoletto) (1591-1652)

Date

1611, c.

Description

This painting represents Salome receiving the severed head of Saint John the Baptist, based on the biblical scene. A young man is holding his head and he is accompanied by an older man. To Salomé's right there is an older woman. The representation of a young woman accompanied by an old woman and a young man is reminiscent of images with Celestinesque themes.

Iconclass code: 73C1334 http://www.iconclass.org/rkd/73C1334/
"Salome is given the head of John the Baptist by the executioner" 

Format

Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 104.8 × 139.7 cm

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