I don't blame you.
P.
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From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">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