The Eyes of Herod

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Salomé stands in a robe and a headdress with peacock feathers as two putti holdi a candelabra between her and Herod
The eyes of Herod.
(Facing p. 32.)

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University of California Libraries, The Internet Archive

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Line block print showing Salomé wearing a robe and a headdress adorned with peacock feathers. Standing on the lower frame of the picture, two impish-looking putti hold a tall and elaborate candelabra fitted with five candles swaying their flames between her and the figure of Herod. Together with Salomé’s garment revealing one of her breasts and the symbolism evoked by the peacock at her feet and the erect trees, they might help answer the question she asks at the beginning of the play: Why does the Tetrarch look at me all the while with his mole’s eyes under his shaking eyelids?

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