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Azor masters: Holofernes' Head into the Bag

Azor masters ca. 1430

Holofernes' Head into the Bag

illumination (60 × 90 mm) — ca. 1430 Museum Royal Library, The Hague

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This work is linked to Judith 13:10

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Judith has just decapitated the cruel Assyrian warlord Holophernes. Her maid puts his head in a bag so they can leave the camp unnoticed with it.

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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