Borgo San Sepolcro and Anghiari are in the background, while in the foreground there are the river Tiber with the she-wolf breastfeeding the twins Romolus and Remus, the river Sovara, the Apennines "with the head full of firs and beeches", at last, the pilgrim Arcadio, the legendary founder of the place. The pastoral held by the putto above alludes to the episcopate. Photo: Simone Lampredi


  • Title: Allegory of Borgo San Sepolcro and Anghiari
  • Date Created: 1563/1565
  • painter: Giorgio Vasari
  • 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 Borgo San Sepolcro e Anghiari
  • Type: oil painting on wood
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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