Allegory of Magnanimity  1670

by Luca Giordano

Magnanimity, or greatness of soul, is the moral virtue of bearing adversity with tranquility and equanimity. This female personification wears an imperial crown and a gold brocade cloak lined with royal ermine to indicate the nobility of her disposition. [br] Two flying putti proffer another crown and a scepter, the symbol of Magnanimity's power to execute her noble thou...
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