One of the sketches represented the daughter of Herodias receiving the head of John the Baptist in a charger.
The other white heron wearing "aigrettes" is Herodias egretta.
The only praiseworthy thing that Herodias ever did, so far as is known, was on this occasion.
And you made a slave of his mother, who was a queen, Herodias.
"I know that man," said Herodias, after they had disappeared.
Of a truth, dear and noble Herodias, you are my wife, and before that you were the wife of my brother.
All the rest had used sex for sentiment, never for force; to them, Eve was a tender flower, and Herodias an unfeminine horror.
Herodias looked up at him as he came within the circle of light.
She, in turn, took the dish and offered it to Herodias, who herself bore it out of the room with a kind of snorting laugh.
Herodias' daughter when she got a head of John the Baptist on a charger.
(Matt. 14:3-11; Mark 6:17-28; Luke 3:19), the daughter of Aristobulus and Bernice. While residing at Rome with her husband Herod Philip I. and her daughter, Herod Antipas fell in with her during one of his journeys to that city. She consented to leave her husband and become his wife. Some time after, Herod met John the Baptist, who boldly declared the marriage to be unlawful. For this he was "cast into prison," in the castle probably of Machaerus (q.v.), and was there subsequently beheaded.