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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn: Holofernes' Head Being Put into the Bag

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

Holofernes' Head Being Put into the Bag

pen drawing (18 × 21 cm) — c. 1635 Museum Musée du Louvre, Paris

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to Judith 13:10

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Judith's servant puts the head of the Assyrian warlord Holophernes into her bag, so that it can be taken from the Assyrian army camp unseen. Judith watches, sword in hand.

Rembrandt also made a drawing of the decapitation.

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Title: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn: Holofernes' Head Being Put into the Bag
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First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 12 January 2008