War comes to Judah (Llega la guerra a Judá)
A character in a throne gives a document to a man wearing armour. This former character wears a tiara which seems Hebrew, so he could be identified as Nebuchadnezzar from his appearance. The scene would be representing Holofernes before his king, as told in Judith 2, 4-13. However, it could also refer to Judith 4, 6-8, highlighting the moment when Joachim, high priest of Jerusalem – a character to whom the apparel in this tapestry can be related – wrote to the inhabitants of Bethulia asking for resistance against the invading army.
Series The Book of Judith
Fourth 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