Judith tackles the hardware

09 Jan

Hans Schilling, “Judith Beheading Holofernes” (detail) in Barlaam and Josaphat, 1469, Ink, colored washes, and tempera colors on paper, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA

I am a little worried.    Holofernes is wearing a full suit of armor, which could make it difficult to hack off his head.   But no fear:  Judith has replaced her fauchion with a hammer.

Wait … isn’t that Jael‘s weapon of choice?

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Posted by on January 9, 2013 in Glory


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One response to “Judith tackles the hardware

  1. toldebytheweye

    January 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    death by railroad spike hammered into the head via ear canal – and I thought the original was violent!


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