Two Procaccini’s fer the price of one. (Like they cost anything anyway.)
Technically Procaccini is considered to be an early Baroque artist; In truth, his figures still retain the contortions of a Mannerist. In this first Judith, it is the maid’s face that is contorted as her mistress gives directions. In fact, she looks a bit like Ed O’Neil.
Then there is this duo, who appear to enjoy this beheading waaayyy too much.
Judith gives the impression she is thoroughly pleased with herself, ready to give the viewer a wink. And the maid looks … possessed. Grabbing that head by the beard or the cheek and stuffing it into the bag. And what is she wearing?! Resembles a handkerchief hat, aka a Sidcup (n.) One of those hats made from tying knots in the corners of a handkerchief.
Like the Gumby’s wear on Monty Python –
What channel was Procaccini watching?