Botticelli (Sandro Filipepi) ca. 1445 – 1510

Judith Returns to Bethulia

oil on panel (31 × 24 cm) — c. 1472 Museum Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

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This work is linked to Judith 13:10

Still holding the sword she used for the decaptivation, Judith returns to her home town. Her maid carries poor Holofernes's head.

The subject of the strong widow who saves her city was popular among Florentine artists and their patrons.

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