A Night Scene, with Judith showing the head of Holofernes
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
oil on panel 427 x 524 x 16 mm - This panel celebrates the heroism of Judith, a beautiful and pious Jewish widow, who saves her fortified home city of Bethulia from the Assyrian army, by seducing and then decapitating its lustful general, Holofernes. Judith is shown in triumph, having emerged from the general’s tent with his severed head. She h...
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