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Herodias and Salome with the Head of John the Baptist


Verso, bottom center, stamped in blue-green ink, the mark of Count A. Czernin, Kiev (Lugt 1207a); verso, right center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)


Count A. Czernin, Kiev (Lugt 1207a); James B. Ayer, Boston; to his children, Mrs. John E. Rousmanière, Mrs. Henderson Inches, Nathaniel F. Ayer, Esq., and James B. Ayer (1882-1968, Chief of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School); their gift to the MFA December 31, 1921

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer

1632 or after

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.047.29; Takahatake 2 (Version B), only state, Variant a

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Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from three blocks in light blue-gray, darker blue-gray, and black


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