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Bronze Sculpture - Judith with the Head of Holofernes

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1967P19
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1722 - 1722

Maker Information

Artist:Agostino Cornacchini - View biography for 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.

Purchase, 1967.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
Medium:Cast bronze.