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Judith with the Head of Holofernes

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Girolamo Mocetto (Italian, c.1470-after 1531)
after Andrea Mantegna (Italian, 1431-1506)

About this artwork

This engraving illustrates a scene from the Apocryphal book of Judith. Judith, angered that her country was under foreign rule, decided to kill the enemy leader, Holofernes. She visited him and drank wine with him until he fell asleep; then, taking his sword, she “struck his neck twice with all her might, and severed his head from his body.” Girolamo Mocetto depicted Judith immediately after this act, handing Holofernes’s severed head to her maid.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Girolamo Mocetto

Title

Judith with the Head of Holofernes

Origin

Italy

Date

1490–1531

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

324 × 218 mm (image/sheet, trimmed within platemark)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1956.1030

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