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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Chokh Raj 
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  Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 7:31 AM
  Subject: Re: Prufrock question


        I'm fascinated by Andrea del Sarto's charming  portrayal of John the Baptist -- and by Salome's Dance of the Seven Veils 


                                                    
                                              John the Baptist, by Andrea del Sarto, 1528 

          

        "living austerely, challenging sinful rulers, calling for repentance, and promising God's justice" 

         

                                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_the_Baptist 

         

         

                                                        

        Salome asking for the head of John the Baptist after her Dance of the Seven Veils

        "[T]he purpose of the dance as being to inflame King Herod with incestuous desire so that he would treat John as she wished."

                               http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MaudeAllanSalomeHead.jpg
         

        "Christian traditions depict [Salome] as an icon of dangerous female seductiveness". 

         

                                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salome 

         

                                                               Regards, 

                                                                  CR