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Judith

The Jewish heroine Judith holds the head of the enemy Assyrian commander, Holofernes, whom she decapitated in his drunken sleep (Apocryphal Book of Judith XIII, 8). DPG267 is one of numerous copies after Allori's celebrated image, in which the head of Holofernes is reputedly a self-portrait and the figure of Judith a portrait of 'La Mazzafirra', for whom the artist developed an unreciprocated passion. The original was repeated in several versions, of which that in the Uffizi, Florence, seems to be the source for DPG267.