Judith before Holofernes (Judith ante Holofernes)
Judith 10, 1-23, narrates the episode in which the heroine leaves Bethulia accompanied by her handmaid, heading for the Assyrian camp. They are intercepted in their way by a party of soldiers, and Judith tells them about her intention to give Holofernes news concerning the assault on Bethulia. Her beauty captivates the soldiers, who take her into the camp and into the tent of the general. The main scene appears in the background, though, almost as if it were of secondary importance.
Series The Book of Judith
Fifth tapestry in the series
Manufacture Netherlands, Brussels?, 2nd half of the 16th century
Location Church of Saint Nicholas of Bari (museum opened in 2009)
Origin Church of Saint Stephen
MAZ y JPM