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Allegory of Good Government

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Material Information

Title:
Allegory of Good Government
Alternate title:
Allegories of Good and Bad Government and the effects of good and bad government
Physical Description:
Photograph
Language:
English
Creator:
Lorenzetti, Ambrogio, 1285-ca. 1348 ( Artist : painter )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Siena, Italy
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy
Style: Byzantine Style
Period: Gothic
Movement: Byzantine
Frescoes; murals
frescoes (paintings) --   ( aat )
frescoes (paintings) --   ( aat )
Genre:
picture   ( marcgt )

Notes

Summary:
The enthroned man on the right side of the middle band represents the city of Siena and embodies the Good Government. Around his head the four letters C S C V (Commune Saenorum Civitatis Virginis) explain his identity. At his feet the two plating children are the sons of Remus, Ascius snd Senius, the founders of Siena according to the Roman legends. On both sides of Siena the virtues of Good Government are represented by six crowned, stately female figures: Peace, Fortitude and Prudence on the left, Magnanimity, Temperance and Justice on the right. On the far left of the fresco the figure of Justice is repated as she is balancing the scales held by Wisdom.
General Note:
Beginning Date: 1338.
General Note:
Completion Date: 1339.
General Note:
General view, Allegory of Good Government, from Justice at far left to Magnanimity, Temperance, & Justice at far right.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - A01-KIF0728
usfldc handle - a1.kif0728
System ID:
SFS0034052:00001

Full Text
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