Giorgione 1477 – 1510
Judith with Holofernes' Head
oil on canvas (144 × 66 cm) — c. 1504 Hermitage, St. Petersburg
This work is linked to Judith 13:9
Judith poses with the head of Holofernes under her foot. Holofernes was the enemy warlord she decapitated with the sword in her right hand.
Giorgione originally painted this work on a wooden panel. In 1893 the painting was transfered to canvas.
The statue of David that the sculptor Donatello made in 1440 may have served as an example.
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Title: Giorgione: Judith with Holofernes' Head