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Azor masters: Holofernes Burns a City

Azor masters ca. 1430

Holofernes Burns a City

illumination (62 × 90 mm) — ca. 1430 Museum Royal Library, The Hague

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This work is linked to Judith 3:10

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At his majesty's request the Assyrian warlord Holophernes spreads death and destruction in parts of the country where the wrong god is worshiped. This town too meets its doom.

The story of Judith as mediaeval cartoon (historical Bible):
The return of the delegation | Holophernes burns down a city | The altar is covered | Achior before Holophernes | Liberation of Achior | Shortage of water | Judith takes action | Head in the bag | Judith shows the head | Judith is praised | Holophernes on the wall

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