Salome was the daughter of Herodias and Herod Antipas. She is referred to in the Bible (although not by name) and in a text called Jewish Antiquities.
She is infamous for having caused the death of John the Baptist, whose head was delivered to Salome's mother on a platter.
Oscar Wilde wrote a one-act play, and Richard Strauss an opera, called Salomé; she has also been the subject of artwork by Gustave Moreau and Aubrey Beardsley.
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