Florence, S. Croce, Peruzzi Chapel

Florence, S. Croce, Peruzzi Chapel


Giotto Peruzzi Chapel Feast of Herod 1320

1320, Giotto di Bondone
Fresco, 280 x 450 cm
Peruzzi Chapel, Santa Croce, Florence

Scenes from the Life of St John the Baptist: 3. Feast of Herod
This is a double scene. The larger part represents the dance of Salome before Herod, and the accompanying man playing on a musical instrument, while on the right the head of St John is handed over to her.
The fresco is strongly faded, however, the whole composition can be seen.

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