Alfred Sacheverel Coke, The daughter of Herodias (Salome) 01 Works, RELIGIOUS ART – Interpretation the bible, With Footnotes – 105

Alfred Sacheverel Coke (British, active 1860-1900)

The daughter of Herodias (Salome) 

Oil on canvas

80 x 31in (203 x 79cm)

Private collection

Salome was the daughter of Herod II and Herodias. She is infamous for demanding and receiving the head of John the Baptist, according to the New Testament. According to Flavius Josephus’s Jewish Antiquities, Salome was first married to Philip the Tetrarch of Ituraea and Trakonitis. After Philip’s death in 34 AD she married Aristobulus of Chalcis and became queen of Chalcis and Armenia Minor. They had three children. Three coins with portraits of Aristobulus and Salome have been found. Her name in Hebrew meaning “peace”. More on Salome

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I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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