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    Title: David with the Head of Goliath (1601/02)

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    David, a young shepherd, has just killed the giant Goliath with only a stone and a sling, thereby saving the people of Israel. Here he picks up the amputated head to use it as a trophy. This is one out of three paintings by Caravaggio on the subject of David and Goliath. The other ones date from 1606 and 1610.
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