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Judith as told by Lovis, part 2

04 Jan

More from Lovis Corinth.   This time in Holofernes camp –

Lovis Corinth, “Judith before Holofernes,” 1910, lithograph, 18.6 x 23 cm, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA

Lovis Corinth, “Judith in the Tent of Holofernes,” 1910, lithograph, 18.6 x 23 cm, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA

Judith lies to get into the camp, and gets an escort to Holofernes –

Holoferenes: Do not fear, I have never hurt a man who was willing to serve the King.   But tell me, what has caused you to leave the Israelites of Bethulia, and why did you come to us?

Judith:    If you must know, you hot Assyrian hetherosexual, because the Israelites know God is pissed at them.  They are expecting a famine and are prepared to drink cow’s blood and do all kinds of other unholy shit – and I am not down with that.   But your camp looks very fine – so I’m throwing it in with you.   And I’ll trade a good time with you for telling you how to snuff them out and take their loot.

Holofernes: God has done well to send you before the people, so you might give them into our hands. And because your promise is good, if your God shall do this for me, he shall also be my God, and you shall be great in the house of Nabuchodonosor, and your name shall be honored through all the earth.  Now go in where my treasures are, and stay there.

Judith:   Don’t have to ask me twice.  I love a good treasure hunt, if you know what I mean.

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