Judith with the Head of Holofernes

Oil on canvas | 43 x 35.5in | c. 1695

Giovan Gioseffo dal Sole

The Jewish heroine Judith saved her city of Bethulia when it was besieged by the Assyrians. Sneaking behind enemy lines, she feigned loyalty to the Assyrian general Holofernes, who became enamored of her. After a banquet, when he was weak with drink,...
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