"Salome And The Decollation Of John Baptist, Florentine School From The Beginning Of XVII Century."Oil on canvas (1m25 x 1m50) and its gilded wood frame, and painted the eighteenth century (1m45 x 1m68). Sold with a certificate of authenticity. This episode of the New Testament is the subject of abundant Christian iconography. There are two sources about John's death: Judaism Antiquities Book 18 by Flavius Josephus and the Gospels. In the New Testament, a "daughter of Herodias" (usually identified by the Christian tradition in Salome) is protagonist of an episode of the Gospels according to Matthew and Mark: the daughter of Herodias dances before Herod Antipas who is his wife. father (maybe his father). Charming, this one gives him what she wants. On the advice of her mother, she claims the head of John the Baptist, whom Herod Antipas has brought on a tray. In doing so, the painting portrays female cruelty in a fashion typical of the Counter-Reformation. The child without own desire that appears in the episode New Testament becomes a character of sensual temptation that inspires artists, particularly in the eighteenth century. This large and beautiful painting fascinates by its theatricality and by the shimmer of its colors, typical of Italian Baroque and the movement of the counter-reform.