(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)
The Erythraean Sibyl (detail)1509
Cappella Sistina, Vatican
Turning to leaf through the large book on the lectern, the sibyl is wearing a white tunic with greenish reflections under a red bodice. The orange mantle lined with green is folded over her legs. Behind the lectern, one of the two small boys lights a lamp, while the other rubs his eyes, as if he has just woken up.