Herod and Herodias with head of Saint John the Baptist

French
late 15th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

48.14

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt-bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Uniface rondel with low rimmed edge and three peircings: one at top and one at both right and left edge. Crowned half-length figures in relief represent Herodias (on proper right) and Herod (on proper left) with head of Saint John the Baptist on a plate below at below and center. Herodias holds knife in her right hand to head. Probably from a head-dress.

Provenance

Eugen Miller von Aichholz (b. 1835 - d. 1919), Vienna. 1948, purchased by the MFA for $200. (Accession Date: January 8, 1948)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund