Sistine Chapel Ceiling: The Delphic Sibyl
Michelangelo (Buonarroti)
Sistine Chapel Ceiling: The Delphic Sibyl
Michelangelo (Italian, High Renaissance, 1475–1564): Sistine Chapel Ceiling: The Delphic Sibyl, 1509. Fresco, 350 x 380 cm. Sistine Chapel, Vatican City State.



"The scroll which she unrolls in her left hand is the scroll of her prophecy. The two little figures holding a book, just behind her right shoulder, are genii, or spirits, symbolic of her inspiration. One reads eagerly from the volume while the other listens with rapt attention." (Estelle M. Hurll)