Judith distributes Bethulian Booze

23 Nov

Bartholomaüs Stobel, “Judith and Holofernes,” c. 1600-1625, Oil on canvas, 109 x 171 cm, Musée de Soissons, France

What a crowd!   And what a bunch of slackers.   Here they are sleeping on the ground – on top of each other – next to the flaps of Holofernes’ tent while he is in a violent struggle to save his neck.    Yes, it does appear that Judith has her hand over his mouth to stifle his screaming but don’t you think he could make a little bit of a fuss?

Unless that Bethulian moonshine is incredibly potent and Judith distributed it liberally among the troops.

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Posted by on November 23, 2012 in Gory


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