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Aubusson tapestry: beheading of Holofernes by Judith, 17th century
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13500 € (port +150€)
Others, Louis XIV, XVII

Aubusson tapestry depicting the beheading of Holofernes, general of Nebuchadnezzar, by Judith.

Exceptional freshness of abundant and contrasting colors. Beautiful frieze.

The upholstery is lined and cleaned by a specialist. Easy fixing with a velcro strip.

Based on a box by Chaupineaux Père.

Marked at the bottom of the royal manufactures.

The account is taken from the Old Testament. In a ravaging campaign in the Middle East, Holofernes besieges Bethulia, a Jewish town. Judith, a young widow takes advantage of her intelligence and her beauty to charm the general. With her maid, they are invited to a big banquet. During the night, Judith will wait until Holofernes is not able to defend himself in order to behead him.
The artistic representations of this scene, as on our tapestry, highlight the dangerousness of the sensual charm of women to which men succumb too easily, like Holofernes.

Seventeenth century period.

Height: 285 cm
Width: 245 cm
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