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Judith with the Head of Holofernes

Signed and dated 1613

RCIN 404989

Judith was a beautiful Jewish widow, who entered the tent of the Assyrian general Holofernes, decapitated him, and brought his head back to her people. The painting was reportedly a response to Allori being deserted by his mistress. The head is reputed to be a self-portrait and Judith and her servant portraits of ‘La Mauzza Firra’ and her mother.

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