QUERCIA, Jacopo della
(b. ca. 1367, Quercia Grossa, d. 1438, Siena)
Marble, height: 135 cm
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
This figure is a detail of the Fonte Gaia, the great fountain decorating the main square of Siena. The heavy, decorative drapery of the Virtues echoes the reliefs of the Liberal Arts formerly decorating the base of the Cappella di Piazza immediately across the Campo from the Fonte Gaia.