Judith Presenting Herself to Holofernes

Oil on canvas | 67.5 x 49.5in | 1720s

Antonio Gionima

The Jewish heroine Judith is famous for beheading the Assyrian general Holofernes, who had laid siege to her town. While most artists chose to depict the beheading, Gionima picked the moment when the two first meet. Pretending to desert her people, t...
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