Set of Nine, Large Early 18th Century Oil on Canvas Paintings of Various Sibyls

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Set of Nine, Large Early 18th Century Oil on Canvas Paintings of Various Sibyls.

Dimensions H 71.93 in. x W 43.71 in. x D 3.94 in. H 182.7 cm x W 111 cm x D 10 cm

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A wonderful and rare collection of nine oil on canvas early 18th century French school paintings of the Libyan, Cumean, Lampusian, Hellespontine, Erythraean, Delphic, Persian, Tiburttine and Egyptian Sibyls. Each bearing various inscriptions. Definition of sibyl - a woman in ancient times who was thought to utter the prophecies of a god. Footnote: The present works are related to a series of book plates in Pierre Mussard's Historia deorum fatidicorum, which was published in 1680.

Batch 16
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