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Judith puts the head of Holofernes into her maid's bag. Etching.


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Bible. Apocrypha. Judith. Judith, a beautiful Judean widow, infiltrates the camp of the Assyrian army that is besieging her city and seduces the chief captain, Holofernes. She beheads him after he has collapsed into a drunken sleep

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1 print : etching ; image 13.1 x 10.1 cm

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Wellcome Library no. 20970i

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