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John William Waterhouse (6 April 1849  10 February 1917)  Mariamne leaving the Judgement Seat of Herod  Oil on canvas, 1887  259 x 180 cm  Private collection
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Title: Mariamne
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John William Waterhouse (6 April 1849 — 10 February 1917)
Mariamne leaving the Judgement Seat of Herod
Oil on canvas, 1887
259 x 180 cm
Private collection

Mariamne (c. 57-29 BC), Jewish princess, a popular heroine in both Jewish and Christian traditions, whose marriage (37 BC) to the Judean king Herod the Great united his family with the deposed Hasmonean royal family (Maccabees) and helped legitimize his position. At the instigation of his sister Salome and Mariamne's mother, Alexandra, however, Herod had her put to death for adultery. Later, he also uted her two sons, Alexander and Aristobulus.
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