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 as this one does, with the head, the sword, and the maid who assisted her.

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Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.