(b. 1449, Firenze, d. 1494, Firenze)
Decoration of the Sala del Gigli (detail)1482-84
Palazzo Vecchio, Florence
Under the side arches stand historical characters who embody civic and republican virtues. In these figures Ghirlandaio produced very detailed variations of Roman armor and the classical contrapposto postures, features portrayed with considerable archeological accuracy. On the right Decius, Scipio and Cicero are depicted.