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Affreschi della Sala di Aristotele Asciano

Affreschi della Sala di Aristotele

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Artist: Cristoforo di Bindoccio e Meo di Pero
Current location: Museo Civico Archeologico e d'Arte Sacra Palazzo Corboli
Original location: Museo Civico Archeologico e d'Arte Sacra Palazzo Corboli


The room, located on the first floor of the building, is among the works of enlargement of the building carried out at the turn of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The great room, which was probably used to study commercial and administration of local justice, presents a colorful decoration faux marble accompanied, in the upper part of the walls, a rich sequence of coats of arms. Within this system decorative decorative, fit three large medallions with figures: Round of Aristotle - The largest of the three paintings on the north wall of the room, is the starting point of the illustration illustrations. There stands a half-bust of Aristotle, identified by a cartouche with. The picture is surrounded by the four Cardinal Virtues (Prudence, Justice, Fortitude and Temperance) and four sides by historical or mythical figures who, in their stories, are an example of the virtues themselves. These are now seriously damaged as well as most of the inscriptions. In quatrefoil below, is depicted a man pointing a hand ax and regent in the background a tower. SSI is certainly a symbolic reference to the town of Asciano. The scene as a whole is intended to enhance the common good that should be the main goal of those who manage the power, as Aristotle teaches, and that is achieved by good behavior, especially in terms of justice. Round of Solomon - The medallion to the left of the "Round of Aristotle" depicts the biblical story of the Judgment of Solomon, enlightened by divine wisdom. The scene shows two mothers who had given birth on the same days and lived in the same house, and that, following the death of one of the two children, they accused each other of having exchanged their dead son live with. Solomon, to prove who the real mother would have divided in half with his sword the child is depicted identifies the natural mother, recognized that in order to save his son, he asks the king to hand begging the other woman. Round of Nebuchadnezzar - Ilprimo Dream of Nebuchadnezzar, narrated by Daniel the prophet, is rappresentatoAlla the right of the "Round of Aristotle." The episode, from the Old Testament, showing what appeared to the king in a dream: a large statue with the head of gold, chest of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay, is destroyed by the fall of a large boulder. Nebuchadnezzar was troubled by a dream, he summoned all the wise men of Babylon, and condemned them to death because they are unable to interpret the meaning of the dream. Only Daniel, was able to explain to the king that the dream anticipated the fall of his kingdom and the coming of the Kingdom of God in this sense, the Dream wants to mean an example of Christian condemnation riches and greed of those who govern, because destined to an inexorable fall. The iconographic representation continues into the east wall with a spectacular classical Rota Barlaam.


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Affreschi della Sala di Aristotele