This work was commissioned by the banker Antoinio Segni
and is said to be inspired by a work of Apelles, the
mythical painter of antiquity. Apelles was to have painted
his work to refute the claumny spoken against him to King
Ptolemy Filelfo by a rival.
The vicim of the calumny is dragged before King Midas.
Suspicion and Ignorance stand on either side of him,
whispering in his ears and attempting to persuade him. Truth
is the naked figure on the left and next to her is