November 12, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Sarasota, FL, USALive Auction
Lot 423: Old Master Painting, Judith Beheading Holofernes(42 views)
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Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Description: Old Master Painting, Judith Beheading Holofernes. Oil on canvas, laid on board. Unsigned. Sight size: 18.5 x 22 inches. Holofernes was an Assyrian general who was about to destroy Judith's home, the city of Bethulia. Overcome with drink, he passes out and is decapitated by Judith; his head is taken away in a basket (depicted as carried by an elderly female servant).