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|Collection:||Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture|
|Date:||1722 - 1722|
|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.
|Production Period:||18th century|