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Head of Saint John the Baptist Presented to Salome  1620

by François de Nomé

These scenes from earliest Christian history are set amid fantasy architecture, mysteriously lit under dark skies. The small scale of the figures makes the buildings seem enormous. De Nomé has imagined ancient streetscapes of Athens and Jerusalem as lined with sculpture and rich architectural ornament. In the scene of St. Paul preaching (Walters 37.328), a circular pagan t...
H: 7 7/16 x W: 9 7/16 in. (18.9 x 24 cm)
oil on copper
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum