This striking statue is standing with three other statues of women in the gardens of Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire. At first glance, I thought she was holding a mask and representing drama, but a closer look revealed a very different story.
This lead statue is attributed to John Nost II, and created in circa 1717. But I have found no mention of the story behind it. My personal conclusion is that it depicts Judith after beheading Holofernes, a story that is told in the the deuterocanonical Book of Judith. Holofernes was about to destroy Judith’s home city, Bethulia. Taking advantage of his attraction to her, she entered his tent and removed his head while he slept. The story has been told in numerous painting and statues, often shown in dramatic action of severing the head.
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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 27 June 2020
Posted as part of Six Word Saturday