Gerrit van Honthorst
The Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Circa 1510-1515
Oil on canvas
Church of Santa Maria della Scala, Rome

On the left, Tiberias and Salome view the spectacle of John's beheading. At the top, an angel reaches down toward the saint's head with the crown of martyrdom.

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.