The story of Judith was especially popular in the 17th century and was depicted countless times. During the siege of the biblical city of Bethulia by the Assyrian general Holofernes, the rich widow Judith and her handmaiden entered the enemy camp. Holofernes attempted to seduce her but drank too much and fell asleep. Judith cut off his head and mounted it on the city walls causing the Assyrians to flee.
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|Title||Judith with the Head of Holofernes|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 107.5 cm
Height 122.5 cm
Vroegere toeschrijving: Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem
|Accession number||St 160|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1998|
|Age artist||About 39 years old|
|Geographical origin||The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
|Place of manufacture||Amsterdam > North Holland > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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