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Title: Salome with the Head of John the Baptist

Object Name: painting

Artist/Maker: Stanzione, Massimo
Role in production: artist
Place of Creation: Europe, Italy

Accession Number: 1958.1007
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • oil/


  • oil on canvas

Scene depicting Salome with the decapitated head of John the Baptist. In the centre, Salome shown in three-quarter length holds the head of St John, partly covered by a brown cloth, on a silver charger. The executioner, in profile and naked to the waist, sheaths his sword in foreground to the right. Behind him an old woman looks down on the Baptist's head. A youth peers in at a barred window in the top left corner, towards which Salome turns her head.


Type: unframed
Height: 106 cm
Width: 126.9 cm

Type: framed
Height: 137.5
Width: 157.7
Depth: 16.3