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Regnault was killed during the franco-Prussian War, just after this painting was completed. He initially wanted to represent an African woman but later changed the work to that of Salome. Salome had danced for King Herod, her stepfather. The platter and knife are for the reward for ahving danced, the severed head of John the Baptist.
Owner/Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY  (United States - New York)
Dates: 1870
Artist age:Approximately 27 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 160 cm (62.99 in.), Width: 102.9 cm (40.51 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 30 November 2013.
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