STORY, William Wetmore
(b. 1819, Salem, d. 1895, Vallombrosa)

Libyan Sibyl

Marble, height 135 x 71 x 116 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Oracle in hand, the Libyan Sibyl, eldest of the legendary prophetesses of antiquity, foresees the terrible fate of the African people. This premonition is suggested by the heroic figure's state of brooding cogitation.

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