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Jan Mostaert: 'The Head of Saint John the Baptist'

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The smaller scenes relate to life of the Baptist. Left medallion: the Baptism of Christ; right medallion: Salome receiving the Baptist's head. Lower scenes perhaps show Saint John preaching, the Calling of Saint Andrew, and Saint John, again, with two figures (one a donor?).

The subject of the head on a charger may be derived from Milanese paintings.

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