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H 26 ¼” x W 9" x D 10 ½”

© 2005

Judith saved the city of Bethulia, and thus Judea, from the siege of the Assyrians.  She infiltrated the Assyrian camp with her handmaiden where Holofernes, the Assyrian General, was captivated by Judith’s beauty.  Intending to seduce her, he invited her to dine with him.  Judith accepted the invitation, got him drunk,

and took advantage of his intoxication to decapitate him.


She returned inviolate to the city with his head as a trophy. His head was placed on the city walls. 

The Assyrians fled.

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