Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Allegory of Justice Allegories of Good and Bad Government and the effects of good and bad government

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Allegory of Justice: Commutatitve at left, Distributive at right: Concordia below w prominent citizensThe Allegory of the Good Goverment is situated on the smaller wall opposite to the windows. The composition is built up from three horizontal bands. In the foreground the figures of contemporary Siena are represented. Behind them, on a stage, there are allegoric figures in two groups, representing the Good Government. The two groups are connected by the procession of the councillors. The upper band indicates the heavenly sphere with the floating bodyless ghosts of the virtues. On the far left of the fresco the figure of Justice is repated as she is balancing the scales held by Wisdom.

Keywords

Siena, Italy, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy, Style: Byzantine Style, Period: Gothic, Movement: Byzantine, Frescoes; murals, frescoes (paintings) --, frescoes (paintings) --

Subject: topical

Style: Byzantine Style; Period: Gothic; Movement: Byzantine; Frescoes; murals; frescoes (paintings) --; frescoes (paintings) --

Subject: geographic

Siena, Italy; Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy

Time Period

1338-39

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picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-KIF0731

Allegory of Justice Allegories of Good and Bad Government and the effects of good and bad government

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