EYCK, Jan van
(b. before 1395, Maaseik, d. before 1441, Bruges)

The Ghent Altarpiece: Erythraean Sibyl

Oil on wood
Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent

The Erythraean and Cumaean Sibyls are related to the Annunciation through their prophecies. The text on the floating ribbon refers to Virgil. The Latin name of the Sibyl is indicated on the frame.