(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)
The Cumaean Sibyl (detail)1510
Cappella Sistina, Vatican
The Cumaean Sibyl is depicted as a massively built old woman, with a dark complexion and a wrinkled face, completely absorbed in the difficult task of ddecipheriong the meaning of what she is reading in the large book, which rests next to her on the side of the marble throne.