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The Tiburtine Sibyl: 4049

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Titles

The Tiburtine Sibyl

Maker(s)

Maccari, Leopoldo (Draughtsman)

Legal notes

From the University Purchase Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 326 mm
Width: 252 mm

Relative size of this object

25.2 m32.6 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1875) by The Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate

School or Style

Italian Sienese School

Materials used in production

Black ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and black ink on lightly squared paper, made up, top left

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: NASCETUR CHRISTUS / IN BETHLEHEM ANNUN- / CIABITUR IN NAZARETH / REGNANTE TAURO PACI- / FICO FUNDATORE QUIE- / TIS. O FELIX MATER CU / IU UBERA ILIUM LACTA- / BUNT.
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Text: SIBYLLA. ALBUNEA. QUAE. TIBUR- / TINA. COGNOMINATA. EST. QUOD / TIBURI. PRO. DEO. COLEBATUR
  • Location: Below centre
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Text: SIBULLA SAMIA DE QUA / LOQUITUR ERATOSTIENES
  • Location: Below of left of centre
  • Method of creation: Black ink

Inscription present: with part of a scale

  • Text: C 44, 6
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Text: 71. 1/2
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Black ink

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 4049
Primary reference Number: 37565
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 August 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/37565 Accessed: 2021-12-09 13:15:15

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