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Title: 1967P19 Judith with the Head of Holofernes
Description: 1967P19
Judith with the Head of Holofernes, 1722-23
Bronze Sculpture
Artist: Agostino Cornacchini

This sculpture is believed to have been comissioned by Anna Maria Luisa de Medici (1667-1743). The story of Judith from the Old Testament Apocrypha was popular in the Baroque period. The image of a victorious woman defeating her male oppressor may have appealed to the artist's patron. A preliminary drawing for the sculpture is also in the Museum's collection.
Keywords:
18th Century
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Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Art movement/Baroque
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Sculpture
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Women
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Metal
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Metal
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Bronze
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Dead
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Italy
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Rome
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Credit Line: Purchase, 1967.