Artemisia Gentileschi 1593 – 1656

Judith, Her Maid and Holofernes' Head (Florence)

oil on canvas (114 × 94 cm) — 1613-1614 Museum Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Artemisia Gentileschi biography

This work is linked to Judith 13:9

Judith has just decapitated the Assyrian army chief Holofernes. Her maidservant carries the head in a basket. They take a last look at Holofernes' dead body. Soon after the head would be on display on Judith's Bethulia city walls.

Artemisia probably made this painting not long after completing her version of Judith Beheading Holofernes.

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