Good and Bad Governments: An Allegory by Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1338-39)


«Η αλληγορία της καλής και κακής διακυβέρνησης» του Αμπρότζιο Λορεντσέτι


A brief description of the scenes:

What do we see in Good Government? – On the right, the personification of Wisdom as a man, flanked by six females: Peace, Fortitude and Prudence on the left and Magnanimity, Temperance and Justice on the right. (Fortitude, Prudence, Temperance and Justice being cardinal virtues). Above are Faith, Hope and Charity (theological virtues). On the left of the mural, Justice balances the scales of Wisdom. Continue reading