(b. ca. 1290, Siena, d. 1348, Siena)
Allegory of the Good Government (left view, detail)1338-40
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
The great hall of the Gothic building of Palazzo Pubblico is decorated by the frescoes depicting the allegories of the good and bad government. The allegory of the good government is located on the main wall across the windows. In the upper the genius of Wisdom is floating before a blue background with book and large scales in his hands. The scales are balanced by the Justice sitting on a throne in the middle level. On the lower level Concordance and members of the city council can be seen. The painting is signed below the council as "AMBROSIUS LAURENTII DE SENIS HIC PINXIT".