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Siena Duomo: Allegory of the Hill of Knowledge (1505-06): Crates

Allegory of the Hill of Knowledge (1505-06): Crates

Crates, a Cynic philosopher, empties jewels and coins into the sea since they are useless for attaining wisdom. Detail of the "Allegory of the Hill of Knowledge" by Pinturicchio, 1505-06. Marble pavement in the nave of the Duomo, Siena, Italy.

Credit: Holly Hayes