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Lorenzetti, Ambrogio, 1285-ca. 1348.
e Artist : painter.
Allegory of Good Government : Peace.
Allegories of Good and Bad Government and the effects of good and bad government.
b The size of the room is 2.96 x 7.70 x 14.40 m.
Beginning Date: 1338.
Completion Date: 1339.
The middle fresco displays under a dogmatic form the ideal of democracy. The Virtues which direct the State are seated on a platform; this is the tribunal or the legislative assembly. The most famous of these figures is that of Peace, which, reclining on her throne in magnificent drapery and resting on her arms, is certainly imitated from an antique medal or statue (such imitations are not rare in the thirteenth century: cf. the sculptures of Capua, the work of Giovanni Pisano, and some statues at Reims).
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy.
Style: Byzantine Style.
Palazzo Pubblico, Hall of Peace.
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)