MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)

The third bay of the ceiling

1508-12
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

In the centre of the ceiling, the Sacrifice of Noah, between the four ignudi and two bronze medallions, is linked in a sort of triptych to the scenes depicted in the previous bays. At the sides are the Erythraean Sibyl and the prophet Isaiah.