Allegory of Magnanimity protected by band of soldiers

Citation
Allegory of Magnanimity protected by band of soldiers

Material Information

Title:
Allegory of Magnanimity protected by band of soldiers
Alternate title:
Allegories of Good and Bad Government and the effects of good and bad government
Creator:
Lorenzetti, Ambrogio, 1285-ca. 1348 ( Artist : painter )
Palazzo Pubblico, Hall of Peace
Publication Date:
Language:
English

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 verses inscribed beneath this part of the fresco indicate that is intended to represent government founded on justice. The ideas on which it is based are derived from medieval texts such as the Latin constitution of Siena written in 1262. These documents drew upon the work of Roman political theorists. The central value emphasized good government must strive to preserve perpetual peace. "Peace being the central virtue of civic life, the question that chiefly preoccupies these writers is how to ensure that numerous enemies are conquered. Among her foes the most obvious is of course said to be guerra or war. But the most insidious--to which they usually devote far more attention--is generally described as discordia or civic disunity."
General Note:
Beginning Date: 1338.
General Note:
Completion Date: 1339.

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:
A01-KIF0734 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.kif0734 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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