Judith and Jael

Judith and Jael

Alfred Stevens (1817-1876)

Patinated metal

Height: 15 inches

Private Collection

From a design executed for Messrs. Hoole of Shetfield — British Sculpture 1850-1914, p. 31.

Robert Freidus e-mailed to explain that these “chimney piece figures, are, on the left, Judith, with sword and the head of Holophernes and on the right, with a hammer and peg, ready to drive it into Sisera is Jael (or Yael).“ These figures also came in a smaller, 8-inch version.

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