Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

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

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

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.

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

Type

StillImage

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Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-KIF0747

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

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