Martyrdom and Death of John the Baptist.
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Title:Martyrdom and Death of John the Baptist
Notes:Painted choir-screen sculpture, northside, depicting from left to right: 1) Herodias stabbing the head of John the Baptist on a platter; 2) the beheading of John the Baptist; 3) the dance of Salome; 4) the arrest of John the Baptist and his arraignment before Herod
Building:Cathédrale d'Amiens
Object/Function:Relief sculpture

Scripture:Mark 6:14-29
Person as Subject:Salome (Biblical figure)
Herodias, wife of Herod Antipas
Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee
Lectionary links:BProp10
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Amiens -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73C13

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Attribution:Martyrdom and Death of John the Baptist, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved October 23, 2016].
Record Number:29344 Last Updated: 2012-07-10 14:04:22 Record Created: 2003-04-26 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Chorschranke der Kathedrale von Amiens. Knipping, Detlef. Munchen: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2001.