Judith stands, facing to the left, behind a marble balustrade on which the head of Holofernes rests. She smiles gently at the viewer while grasping the head with her left hand and holding a sword in her right hand. She is wearing a green velvet dress decorated with eleborate gold brocade, a neckband, a double chain and a red hat with a plume over a hairnet decorated with pearls. A dark curtain in the background creates an appealing contrast to Judith's almost white flesh paint and reveals a narrow strip of landscape to the left beyond the back wall of the room.
[Görres, cda 2014]