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Basilica di San Francesco: Detail from Allegory of Obedience Fresco by Giotto in Lower Church

Detail from Allegory of Obedience Fresco by Giotto in Lower Church

Detail from the Allegory of Obedience fresco by Giotto (c.1330) in the Lower Church. Two young men, a monk of the order and a layman, will follow in the footsteps of the saint, led by an angel. Prudence holds out a mirror, as a symbol of knowledge, towards the kneeling monk, whom the young men are following, and her astrolabe stands for the wider context which she is able to recognize.

Credit: Web Gallery of Art / www.wga.hu