Botticelli ca. 1445 – 1510

Holofernes Found Dead

tempera on panel (31 × 25 cm) — ca. 1472 Museum Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

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This work is linked to Judith 14:15

After Judith shows the head of Holofernes from the city walls of Bethulia to the besieging Assyrians, the commander-in-chief's lifeless body is discovered in his tent. In the resulting chaos, the Bethulians have no problem driving off the Assyrians.

Botticelli also painted Judith with Holofernes' head and her return to Bethulia.

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