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Price: $55.00
Member Price: $49.50

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Description

The Museums Salome Earrings are based on detailed ornamentation from Renaissance painter Andrea Solarios (Italian, active by 1495, died 1524) Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist. The painting depicts the moment in the Gospel of Mark (6:2128) when the young Salome, daughter of Herod's wife Herodias, is granted her wish to have John the Baptist executed. The Salome exhibits some astonishing effects, including the reflections and sheen of the silver basin, the transparent bodice of Salomes dress, and the delicacy of description of John the Baptists head. Above all, Salomes jewelry and the ornamentation of her dress are imagined and painted with the utmost precision and care.

24 gold overlay, hand enameled, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. 5/8'' diam. Pierced, with gold-filled posts.

  • 24K gold overlay, hand enameled
  • MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
  • 5/8'' diam.
  • Pierced, with gold-filled posts

Art History

A leading Renaissance painter of the Milanese school, Andrea Solario (Italian, active by 1495, died 1524) was one of the most important Lombard followers of Leonardo da Vinci. Solarios Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist is one of a number of variants he painted on the subject and one of his finest. The subject itself, the rather gruesome one of the executioner placing John the Baptist's head in a salver for the waiting Salome, was popular among Leonardo's followers, and many of the Milanese paintings of Salome probably derive from a lost composition by the master.

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Description

The Museums Salome Earrings are based on detailed ornamentation from Renaissance painter Andrea Solarios (Italian, active by 1495, died 1524) Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist. The painting depicts the moment in the Gospel of Mark (6:2128) when the young Salome, daughter of Herod's wife Herodias, is granted her wish to have John the Baptist executed. The Salome exhibits some astonishing effects, including the reflections and sheen of the silver basin, the transparent bodice of Salomes dress, and the delicacy of description of John the Baptists head. Above all, Salomes jewelry and the ornamentation of her dress are imagined and painted with the utmost precision and care.

24 gold overlay, hand enameled, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. 5/8'' diam. Pierced, with gold-filled posts.





  • 24K gold overlay, hand enameled
  • MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
  • 5/8'' diam.
  • Pierced, with gold-filled posts




Art History

A leading Renaissance painter of the Milanese school, Andrea Solario (Italian, active by 1495, died 1524) was one of the most important Lombard followers of Leonardo da Vinci. Solarios Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist is one of a number of variants he painted on the subject and one of his finest. The subject itself, the rather gruesome one of the executioner placing John the Baptist's head in a salver for the waiting Salome, was popular among Leonardo's followers, and many of the Milanese paintings of Salome probably derive from a lost composition by the master.


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