The city of Arezzo is depicted in the background, while the river Castro (with a cornucopy in the shape of a pitcher) appears in the foreground and Ceres (with the spikes and the sickle) on the right, with Mars holding the city banner on the left. The pastoral held by the putto on top alludes to the episcopate, in this case going with a sword to remember the bishop Guido from Pietramala. Photo: Simone Lampredi


  • Title: Allegory of Arezzo
  • Date Created: 1563/1565
  • third artist birth date: 1537
  • painter: Giorgio Vasari
  • Third artist name: Giovan Battista Naldini
  • Third artist death place: Firenze
  • Third artist death date: 1591
  • Third artist birth place: Firenze
  • Theme: allegorical subject
  • Second artist name: Jan Van der Straet (known as Giovanni Stradano)
  • Second artist death place: Firenze
  • Second artist death date: 1605
  • Second artist birth place: Bruges
  • Second artist birth date: 1523
  • Physical Dimensions: w250 x h250 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: Allegoria di Arezzo
  • Type: oil painting on wood
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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