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Judith with Holofernes' head; her maid behind her. Line engraving after C. Allori.

  • Allori, Cristofano, 1577-1621.
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Bible. Apocrypha. Book of 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 : line engraving

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Wellcome Library no. 20913i

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