Sibilla.From a Picture in the Collection of his Imperial Majesty at Vienna.
Stipple and etching, image 230 x 185mm. 9 x 7¼". Trimmed to image and title.
The Persian Sibyl reading a book in her turban; the Sibyl was the prophetic priestess presiding over the Apollonian Oracle. The word Sibyl comes (via Latin) from the ancient Greek word sibylla, meaning prophetess. There were many Sibyls in the ancient world, but the Persian Sibyl is said to have foretold the exploits of Alexander of Macedon.
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