Massimo Stanzione
Judith with the Head of Holofernes

Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of Edward W. Carter, 59.40

In the Book of Judith, the heroine decapitates the general who was about to invade Israel. Most portraits picture her with the head and the maid who assisted her.

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