Judith with the Head of Holophernes
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
About the work
In this Biblical tale updated for medieval audiences, Judith and her maid Salome place the head of a recently decapitated Holofernes in a bag. We see the body of Holofernes in a tent immediately behind the two and a violent battle to the left in the background. The pairing of the two scenes metaphorically illustrates the brutality of war.
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