The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 7.2.1827

I.e. sibyls and prophets of the Old Testament, which e.g. Michelangelo (1475-1564) had also used in his decoration of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican, 1508-1512.
Thorvaldsen’s two sibyls, the Erythraean Sybil, ca. 1820, A57, and the Cumaean Sybil, ca. 1820, A58, may be models for the portal of the Church of Our Lady.

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