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Svētais Jānis Kristītājs un Salome

St. John the Baptist and Salome


17th century

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Description

The two early-seventeenth century statues situated in the semi-rounded niches of the east façade:
  1. Svētais Jānis Kristītājs / St. John the Baptist (c. 6 BC- c. 36 AD), itinerant preacher and a major religious figure who led a movement of baptism at the Jordan River. He baptized Jesus at "Bethany beyond the Jordan." (Wikipedia).
  2. Salome, the Daughter of Herodias (c. AD 14 - between 62 and 71), is known from the New Testament (Mark 6:17-29 and Matthew 14:3-11, where, however, her name is not given). According to the gospels, her lighthearted and cold foolishness led to John the Baptist's death. (Wikipedia).

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Locatie (N 56°56'50" - E 24°6'39")

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