Throughout this blog, I have commented on various stained glass windows that depict Judith. But I recently came across a treasure trove of windows in French churches and cathedrals (Well, one is in Belgium but they speak French, don’t they?). So here they are en masse.
I always enjoy seeing Judith on a throne. Seems so natural and appropriate for a girl like me.
I love the stars, the rose and the giant cabbage – but someone needs to hand Judith a napkin to wipe her chin. She looks slightly cannibalistic with that suspicious stain.
This pose suggests “Judith the Hitchhiker” – as in “Hey, I just decapitated a guy so get me the hell outa here.”
This window I like in particular. The headgear, the hidden head, the sassy hand-on-hip, the smirky smile. That’s attitude. Oh wait … that’s the maid. At least Judith gets a crown.
And this gets my attention because it shows Judith supported by three men. Seems about right to me in the hierarchy of things.