GIOTTO di Bondone
(b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)

No. 43 The Seven Virtues: Justice

1306
Fresco, 120 x 60 cm
Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

The figures of Justice and Injustice are larger than those of the other Virtues and Vices, and occupy a central position on the dado.

Justice (lustitia), is enthroned on a wide Gothic seat. She holds punishment and clemency on scales in her hands. Peaceful life develops under her reign - this is displayed in the scene on the pedestal other throne.




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