COSSA, Francesco
(b. ca. 1435, Ferrara, d. ca. 1477, Bologna)

Triumph of Minerva (detail of the right side)

Palazzo Schifanoia, Ferrara

The main salon of the Palazzo Schifanoia (length: 24 m, width: 11 m and height 7,5 m) is decorated by frescoes executed by Cosme Tura, Francesco Cossa, Baldassare d'Este and Ercole Roberti.

On the left of the eastern wall is located the Triumph of Minerva. The goddess is represented in the centre of the fresco, while on the left side a group of magistrates and lawyers, on the right side women doing needlework (the symbol of woman work) are represented.