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Judith with the Head of Holofernes
  • Balthasar Griessmann
    born: Wasserburg, Duchy of Bavaria, (present-day Germany) ; died: Salzburg, Archbishopric of Salzburg (present-day Austria) ; active: Archbishopric of
  • Judith with the Head of Holofernes, early 1600s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • ivory
  • Object Height: 19.7 cm
    Object Height: 7 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1957.0045
Label Text

Partially nude female figure holding a small sword in her proper right hand and a severed head in her left hand. She is straddling a partially nude figure whose head has been cut off.