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Judith with the Head of Holofernes
  • Israhel van Meckenem the younger
    1440 or 1445–1503
    born: Meckenheim, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Bocholt, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; active: Germany
  • Judith with the Head of Holofernes, late 1400s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 217 x 318 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0120

A woman in the foreground holds a severed head. With her head averted, she places the severed head in a bag held open by a maidservant. A battle rages on in the background in front of a walled city.