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Danish Church Art
John the Baptist and Herod
Most of the wall paintings showing John the Baptist and Herod are dated just before, or after the Lutheran Reformation. Only the painting in Kongens Lyngby is from the Roman Catholic iconography.
Bregninge, Aeroe. (M-K 05-033.) c.1525. John the Baptist. North wall, bottom row, right. Poor condition. Herod and his wife sit talking.
Bregninge, Aeroe. (M-K 05-034.) c.1525. John the Baptist. North wall, bottom row, right. Poor condition. Salome dances before Herod at the feast. At the table in background, two female figures, a male figure, female figure, male figure with crown. Salome dances in foreground.
Fakse. (M-K 08-002.) c.1520. St. John the Baptist. North arch. Left, buildings with towers, leaded windows and doors. John the Baptist. with nimbus is pushed towards buildings, by one of three executioners. Herod, right, crowned, seated on throne, scepter in left hand.
Fakse. (M-K 08-003.) c.1520. St. John the Baptist. East arch. Herod's feast, left, Salome with the head of John the Baptist. on a plate before her. Center, a male figure. Right, Herod. Far right, a servant enters with John's head on a platter.
Fakse. (M-K 08-004.) c.1520. St. John the Baptist. South arch. Beheading of John the Baptist. Left, Herod sits, crowned, with another male figure behind. Center, executioner, sword in left hand, adjusts blindfold on John the Baptist. with left hand. Right, John the Baptist. kneels, hands palms together.
Kongens Lyngby. (M-K 15-075.) c.1475-1500. St. John the Baptist. Sect 5, north arch. Left, John the Baptist. in prison. Center, executioner presents John the Baptist.'s head on platter. Right, Salome dances.
Oddense. (M-K 20-066) c.1560. St. John the Baptist. Serving John the Baptist's head on a platter. Left, man with sword. Center, two women look right at head on plate. Right servant present John the Baptist's head on plate.
IMAGES IN DANMARKS KIRKER
Loejt, XXII-1789. 8-12. Salome. painted wood, reredos. c.1520.