Caravaggio's 'Judith Beheading Holofernes', on loan from Rome, comes to MIA

May 02, 2023 300

The Minneapolis Institute of Art is borrowing a famous work by Italian Baroque master Caravaggio from Rome for a temporary display. On Friday, MIA announced that the painting “Judith and Holofernes,” also known as "Judith Beheading Holofernes" is currently on display on the museum’s third floor. 

The work, which was completed in 1599, is on loan from the Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica in Rome. It depicts a scene from the Old Testament of the Bible in which a widow, Judith, beheads a general, Holofernes.

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