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Judith and her maid put the head of Holofernes into a bag. Engraving by A. Smith.

  • Smith, Adam, active 1770.
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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 with etching ; platemark 28.8 x 19.3 cm

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Judith and Holofernes. Judith Chap. 12. Ver. 6 & 8. Then she came to the pillar of the bed, which was at Holofernes head and took down his fauchion from thence. And she smote twice upon his neck with all her might, and she took away his head from him. Adam Smith sculp.

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Wellcome Library no. 20914i

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