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The Phrygian sibyl. Engraving by G. Petrini after P. Salari after G.F. Barbieri, il Guercino.

Guercino, 1591-1666.

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She holds an armillary sphere which she contemplates. She rests her chin on her left hand, and her left elbow on a volume of her prophecies, inscribed "Sibilla frigia". Near the book are a quill pen in an inkwell, a sheet of paper marked with concentric semicircles, and a pair of compasses

Lettering

Sibylla Phrygia in agro Trojano celebrata. A Sua altezza la sig.a principessa Donna Caterina di Savoja Carignano, Contestabilessa Colonna, amante delle belle arti. Pietro Paolo Montagnani D.D.D. Tabula Romae adservata in aedibus Columnensibus. Guercino pinx. ; Phil. Salari delin. ; Joan. Petrini sculp.

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Romae [Rome] : Apud Montagnani--Mirabili ad Pasquinum.

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1 print

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11365i

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  • Latin


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