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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1510-1520
MS M.85 fol. 33v

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Augustus: Prophecy of Sibyl -- Two women, one wearing fillet, stand behind Tiburtine Sibyl, wearing cap, holding napkin in left hand and with right hand pointing toward Virgin Mary and Christ Child, nude, both nimbed, in mandorla, all emanating rays. Before Sibyl kneels Augustus, wearing ermine collar, with hand raised toward the Virgin and Child, with ermine-lined hat on ground and two men, one wearing hat, standing behind him.
Scene within architectural frame with putti.

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