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Salome with Head of John the Baptist
  • Pieter Cornelisz. van Rijck
    born: Delft, Seventeen Provinces (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Haarlem, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands)
  • Salome with Head of John the Baptist, late 1500s
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • oil on panel
  • Canvas/Support: 79 x 56 cm
    Canvas/Support: 31 1/8 x 22 1/16 in
  • Museum purchase
  • On view: Stewart Gallery, 406, S4
  • 1970.0039
Label Text

Portrait of a woman, (identified as Salome) half-length, holding a footed bowl with a large lip. A man in red with a grotesque face is holding a severed head (identified as John the Baptist) above the container in lower right.