Allegory of Bad Government

Citation
Allegory of Bad Government

Material Information

Title:
Allegory of Bad Government
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:
Ambrogio Lorenzetti frescoed the side walls of the Council Room (Sala dei Nove) of the City Hall (Palazzo Pubblico) of Siena. The subject of the frescoes are the Good and Bad Government and their effects on the lives .The Allegory of the Bad Goverment is situated on the wall opposite to Allegory of Good Government. At the centre of the dais sits Tyrannia, with the appearence of a demon, with horns and fangs. The figure of Tyranny has flowing woman's hair, a cloak with gold embroidery and precious stones, a gold cup in her hand and a goat, the traditional symbol of lust, at her feet. Below is the vanquised Justitia: the scales are broken and scattered around her on the ground. Around Tyranny's throne are gathered the Vices.
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-KIF0747 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.kif0747 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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