"The Apparition created perhaps an even more disturbing impression. . .Salome tries to thrust away the terrifying vision which holds her nailed to the spot. . .She is almost naked; in the heat of the dance her veils have fallen away and her brocade robes slipped to the floor, so that she is clad only in wrought metals and translucent gems. . .The dreadful head glows eerily, bleeding all the while, so that clots of dark red form at the ends of hair and beard. . .Visible to Salome alone. . ."

Gustave Moreau, The Apparition (1874-1876)