David, a young shepherd boy with the heart of a lion, was
sent by King Saul to fight a mighty Philistine warrior named Goliath. He approached the battle with a sling and five stones.
It took only one stone from his sling to stun Goliath when it
hit him between the eyes, causing him to fall to the ground. David then slew him with his own sword, cutting off his head. The victorious David's arm and hand can be seen holding
up Goliath's head by the hair in the painting's foreground.