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The Discovery of Holofernes' Corpse Judith Returns from the Enemy Camp at Bethulia

Botticelli Filipepi1470 - 1472

Uffizi Gallery
Uffizi Gallery

Originally a diptych, these two episodes from the story of the biblical heroine, belonging to the early production of the artist when still influenced by Fra Filippo Lippi, were donated to the Grand Duchess Bianca Cappello, second wife of Francesco I de'Medici, by collector Ridolfo Sirigatti around 1580. Previously owned by her son, Don Antonio, they reached the Uffizi in 1632.

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  • Title: The Discovery of Holofernes' Corpse Judith Returns from the Enemy Camp at Bethulia
  • Creator: Botticelli Filipepi
  • Date Created: 1470 - 1472
  • Style: Renaissance/ Mythological scene
  • Provenance: Medici Family collections
  • Physical Dimensions: w240 x h310 mm
  • Original Title: La scoperta del cadavere di Oloferne e Il ritorno di Giuditta
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: Tempera on panel

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