Sibyls were women whom the ancient Greeks considered to be oracles, or 'prophetesses who uttered divine revelations in frenzied states'. For many italian painters during the Baroque period, Sibyls were a popular subject to paint as it allowed them to dress their models in exotic, flamboyant garments such as this work by Bolognese artist Domenichino.
Dimensions: H14cm x W14cm
Printed in the UK
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Painting Details: A Sibyl, Domenichino (1581-1641) Italy, early 1620s