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 on the background, though, almost as secondary.
Series: The Book of Judith
5th tapestry in the series
Manufacture: Netherlands, Brussels?, 2nd half of 16th c.
Location: Church of San Nicolás (museum opened in 2009)
Origin: Church of San Esteban.
Miguel Ángel Zalama, in collaboration with Jesús F. Pascual Molina