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Carlo Dolci (Florence 1616-86)

Salome with the Head of John the Baptist c.1665-70

RCIN 405639

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Carlo Dolci was famous for his emotive rendering of religious subjects and his detailed and polished finish. Salome’s dancing so delighted King Herod that he promised to give her anything she wanted. Salome asked for the head of John the Baptist on a platter.