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Maker(s):Antonio da Trento; Parmigianino, after
Culture:Italian (ca. 1510-ca. 1550); Italian (1503-1540)
Title:Augustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl
Date Made:ca. 1527-1530
Materials:Chiaroscuro woodcut; black and tan ink on paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy
Measurements:Mat: 20 in x 16 in; 50.8 cm x 40.6 cm; Sheet: 13 3/8 in x 10 1/2 in; 34 cm x 26.7 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: verso, lwr. l. cor. (graphite): B.P./C.38412 90/M.R.II.131
Accession Number:  MH 1973.79.P.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A classically-dressed female figure occupies the center of the composition and raises her right hand, gesturing to a group of figures in the sky. A male figure to the right raises his hands in a prayerful gesture. Other figures occupy the right background and the sky at upper left; there are columns and temples in the background.

classical antiquities; figures

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