Iconography of .I.U.S.T.I.T.I.A.

PhotographerYlenia Viola
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryTorino, Italy
Photo Date2017
Entry Description

“I took my heart out and gave it to Justice. She weight it against an ostrich feather and then another, and judged me….”. The soul’s passage to the underworld was determined by weighing the heart against an ostrich feather, this is in the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, one of the first examples of the concept of “Justice”. “”Justice: the maintenance or administration of what is “just”. Impartial adjustment of conflicting claims.”” One of the basis of societies, one of the drivers of human being’s history. Founded on the principle of “balance”; the weighting, rules as feathers. And on top “Iustitia”, impartial, timeless, silent. A pillar of our freedom.