Impressed by the cruelty and serene beauty of the Russian icon Head of Saint John the Baptist in a bowl, Aëgerter realises a glass jellyfish, a Portuguese man o’war. She names the work Salomé, after she who claimed the head of Saint John the Baptist from Herod as a reward for a dance that had charmed him. The artist therefore reincarnates the young woman in the form of one of the most venomous creatures, with an icy beauty.