Judith with the Head of Holofernes

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Creator

Lucas Cranach the Elder

Title

Judith with the Head of Holofernes

Date

ca. 1530

Format

oil on linden
35 1/4 x 24 3/8 in. (89.5 x 61.9 cm)

Publisher

Metropolitan Museum of Art
museum accession #: 11.15
gallery location: Gallery 643

Identifier

Paintings

Contributor

Nilofar Rahimzadeh

Subject

The Bible story of Judith decapitating Holofernes

Description

Depiction of the story of Judith saving her people from the Assyrian general Holofernes's plan to rid of the Jews. This mannerist depiction shows her hand resting on Holofernes's head after having seduced, gotten drunk, then decapitated him.

Source

The online collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/436038

Relation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Painting

Physical Dimensions

35 1/4 x 24 3/8 in. (89.5 x 61.9 cm)

Files

h2_11.15-1.jpg

Citation

Lucas Cranach the Elder, “Judith with the Head of Holofernes,” Honors Art At The Met, accessed September 22, 2017, http://honorsartatthemet.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/15.

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