I don't blame you.
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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"



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."

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