Salome presents the head of John the Baptist to Herod and his mother Herodias. The scene takes place in a room that refers to a noble house of the 15th century. A musician plays in the scene, with a large number of figures in attendance wearing jewellery made in gilded plaster relief and clothes in the fashion of the period. The guests of honour, Herod and Herodias, crowned, are arranged in front of a brocade tapestry, sitting at a laid table on which poultry and other food can be seen. In a dresser, standing on the left-hand side of the table, several pieces of crockery are displayed.
Saint Michael Archangel, Pedro García de Benabarre, 1455-1480. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston).
197.5 x 125.7 x 6.4 cm
Muntadas collection, purchased 1956