War scene (Escena bélica)

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War scene (Escena bélica)
This tapestry shows a war scene taking place in front of a large walled city, in reference to one of the conquests of Nebuchadnezzar.

Among the characters in combat we can find two figures who could be the Assyrian king and his general, because the character on the left, with a shield decorated with a large face, is repeated throughout the series and can be identified as Holofernes. The Book of Judith describes a battle waged by the troops of Nebuchadnezzar against King Arpachshad (Judith 1, 13-15).

Series The Book of Judith

Third tapestry in the series

Manufacture Netherlands, Brussels?, 2nd half of the 16th century

Fabric Wool

Location Church of Saint Nicholas of Bari (museum opened in 2009)

Origin Church of Saint Stephen


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