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Caravaggio: David with the Head of Goliath (1606/07)

Caravaggio 1573 – 1610

David with the Head of Goliath (1606/07)

oil on panel (91 × 116 cm) — 1606/07 Museum Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

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This work is linked to 1 Samuel 17:54

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David has just killed the giant Goliath and takes the head with him to show to his people.

Caravaggio mostly painted on canvas, but this work was made on a wooden panel. See also the 1601 version and the 1610 version.

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