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France, Paris, ca. 1515
MS M.286 fol. 26r
Augustus: Prophecy of Sibyl -- Tiburtine Sibyl stands before Augustus, kneeling, both hands raised, crown on ground between them. She raises right hand, and he looks, toward half figure of Virgin Mary holding Christ Child in cloud edged arc of Heaven emitting rays. Two men stand behind Augustus. All figures wear grisaille garments.
Scene in landscape with tree and walled city in background.
Miniature enclosed in architectural frame decorated with sculptural ornament, two nimbed winged heads on top of frame, and head flanked by foliage below bottom of frame.
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