Sibyl Samian Sybille Samienne Jesus birth Crucifixion c.1680 Mariette rare print
Sibyl Samian Sybille Samienne Jesus birth Crucifixion c.1680 Mariette rare print Sibyl Samian Sybille Samienne Jesus birth Crucifixion c.1680 Mariette rare print
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Sibille Samienne.

(Female Sibyl Carrying a Crown of Thorns as Jesus Hangs from the Cross in the Background).

Issued France, Paris, c.1680-1700, engraved by Mariette.

Fine and uncommon 17th century engraved allegorical print. With beautiful hand color.

The  Greek Sibyl appears to be carrying a lily and Jesus' crown of thorns, hinting at the crucifiction and resurrection although she is first associated with prophesizing his birth in a stable.

Print remains well preserved, light wrinkling or edge wear, overall still very pleasing example. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan.

Sheet measures c.  14 7/8" H x  9 1/2" W.

Printed area measures c. 13 3/4" H x  8 1/4" W.

[R18568].

Guillermo; Sibyls, Prophecy and Power in Ancient World , pp. 19-80.