The Hellespontine Sibyl, sitting and facing l on a wooden chair, holding a book in her l hand and in her r a scroll inscribed "EXECCELSO HABITACVLO [...] VIRGINE NASCETVR"; at the upper l inscribed "SIBILLA ELISPO[N]TICA"; below are eight lines of text explaining the related prophecy: "NELLA MIESCOLA STANDO VIDI FARE [...] CHEI TUTTOEL SECOLNOSTRO PORRA I[N]PACE". c.1480-90 Engraving
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