the  Story behing  the illustration:
Holofernes was an Assyrian general who was about to destroy Judith's home,
the city of Bethulia.
Juidith goes with her loyal maid to the camp of the enemy general, Holofernes, with whom she slowly ingratiates herself, promising him information on the Israelites.
Gaining his trust, she is allowed access to his tent one night as he lies in a drunken stupor. She decapitates him, then takes his head back to her fearful countrymen.
The Assyrians, having lost their leader, disperse, and Israel is saved. Though she is courted by many, Judith remains unmarried for the rest of her life.

**this story was the subject of more than 114 paintings and sculptures in history of art  and I have attached some of those below.
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Gustav Klimt
Francisco Goya
Sandro Botticelli