Pax, or Peace, detail from the Allegory of Good and Bad Government.
 Lorenzetti, Ambrogio, 1285-ca. 1348

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Title:Pax, or Peace, detail from the Allegory of Good and Bad Government
Notes: First Sunday in Advent, Year A: This depiction of Peace as the ruler of a well-governed city, where justice and fairness are the fruits of a beneficent ruler, reflect the words of Psalm 122:
"For there the thrones for judgment were set up, the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers"... For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good."
Artist:Lorenzetti, Ambrogio, 1285-ca. 1348
Building:Palazzo pubblico (Siena, Italy)

Scripture:Psalm 122
Psalm 29
Lectionary links:AAdvt01
General Subject:Peace
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- Italy
ICONCLASS Number:45A20

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Attribution:Lorenzetti, Ambrogio, 1285-ca. 1348. Pax, or Peace, detail from the Allegory of Good and Bad Government, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved December 1, 2020]. Original source:
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