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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.273v

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John Baptist: Beheading -- Beside decapitated body of John Baptist, on ground, executioner, supporting himself with sword held in right hand, places nimbed head of John Baptist on platter held by Salome.
To left, male figure appears in archway of building decorated with sculpture. Head of male figure is visible in niche in far wall.
Scene framed by border decorated with flowers and inhabited by butterflies and snail.

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