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The Cumaean Sybil

A work made of engraving in black on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on cream laid paper.

Date:

1516

Artist:

Agostino dei Musi (Italian, c. 1490-after 1536)
after Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael (Italian, 1483-1520)
printed by Antonio Salamanca (Italian, 1478-1562)

About this artwork

During the early 16th century, Greco-Roman mythological subjects such as this one were understood as prefiguring themes from the New Testament. In this print, the sibyl’s visionary role is likened to those of Christian prophets and saints, who were often depicted in classically pastoral settings.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Agostino dei Musi

Title

The Cumaean Sybil

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1516

Medium

Engraving in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

168 x 128 mm (image); 169 x 129 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Albert H. Wolf Fund

Reference Number

1970.597

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