Capital, from the cloister.
The life of John the Baptist is told sequentially across the capital from right to left. Following the beheading, the executioner passes the head to SalomÄ, who passes the head to Herodias, and finally Herod caresses SalomÄ. The finely carved lines in the hair and drapery move the eye across the capital.
Lester, Tulane University