LIPPI, Fra Filippo
(b. 1406, Firenze, d. 1469, Spoleto)

View of the right (south) wall of the main chapel

Duomo, Prato

The view of the right (south) wall of the main chapel represents, in the lunette, the birth of John the Baptist and the naming by Zacharias; in the middle register, John taking leave of his parents and praying in the wilderness (right) and the sermon to the multitude (left); in the bottom register, the Feast of Herod and Salome's Dance, to the left of which, and extending across the altar wall, the beheading of John the Baptist, and to the right of which Salome extends the severed head on a platter to Herodias.

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