Dec 30, 2010

Aesthetic Thursdays

Judith Slaying Holofernes
Artemisia's version in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy

Caravaggio's version in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

Judith is a hero of late Jewish antiquity who slew the Assyrian dictator Holofernes, by first seducing him, then decapitating him while he slept.

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