The story of Judith and Holofernes, taken from the Book of Judith, revolves around Judith, a daring and beautiful widow whose town is besieged by the Assyrian army. With her loyal maid she goes to the camp of Holofernes, the enemy general, and promises him information on her people, the Israelites. After seducing Holofernes Judith is allowed in to his tent where she proceeds to get him drunk. While Holofernes is in a drunken stupor Judith decapitates him and then takes his head back to her people. Having lost their leader the Assyrian army dispersed and Israel was saved. This story has been famously depicted by many artists including Caravaggio and Gentileschi.