Seeschwäbisch

um 1510-1520

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John is considered to be the last prophet of the Old Covenant and forerunner of Christ. He oppugned Herod Antipas in his public sermons. As a result of these activities, he was imprisoned and executed at the instigation of his stepdaughter, Salome. The wing of the altarpiece depicts his beheading during the Feast of Herod.

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