Ghent Altarpiece – Cumaean Sibyl

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Deutsch: Genter Altar, Altar des Mystischen Lammes, rechter Außenflügel, innere Lünettenszene: Die Sibylle von Cumä
Deutsch: Genter Altar, Altar des Mystischen Lammes, rechter Außenflügel, innere Lünettenszene: Die Sibylle von Cumä
Date before 1426-1432
Medium oil on panel
Deutsch: Kathedrale St. Bavo
Current location
Deutsch: Gent
Deutsch: Auftraggeber: Joducus und Isabelle Vyd, urspr. für die Johannes dem Täufer gewidmete Seitenkapelle in St.-Bavo in Gent, Wandelaltar, in Zusammenarbeit mit Jan van Eyck entstanden
Source/Photographer The Yorck Project (10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei (DVD-ROM), distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. ISBN3936122202.
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I think this is the Hungarian Wiki in translation:

Other famous prophecies include visions of the horrors of the apocalypse , which are said to have been recorded around 380 BC; and the prophecy of the Christian emperor I. Constantine .

Late Sibyls edit ]

Sibylla – Angel’s Greeting Signs on the Ghent Altar of Jan van Eyck , before 1432

Sibylla – Angel’s Greeting Signs on the Ghent Altar of Jan van Eyck , before 1432

The Middle Ages endowed them with the Christian virtues of the Sibylls and portrayed them as heralds of Redemption and the Last Judgment:

Dies irae, dies illa
Solvet saeclum in favilla
Teste David cum Sibylla.

That day, the day of wrath, sets this world on fire,
says David and Sibilla.
(Translation by Mihály Babits) [14]

Tamás Celanói : The sequence of the Last Judgment, Dies irae, is still a part of the Catholic Mass (and Mozart’s Requiem). “In the Middle Ages, Varro’s catalog was supplemented by two fortune-tellers, perhaps according to the twelve apostles. A German folklore book from the Middle Ages also referred to Queen Saba as the thirteenth Sibylla among the fortune-tellers. ” [3]

In the paintings of the age, they appear as old women with their main symbol, the pamphlets. The most famous are the monumental portraits of Michelangelo , who , on the ceiling fresco of the Sistine Chapel , depicts five Sibylls alongside Biblical prophets. They also appear in paintings by Giotto , Raffaello , Domenichino , Baccio Baldini , Matteo di Giovanni , Pietro Perugino and the Van Eyck brothers.

The Hebrew Sibylla edit ]

The Christian-Roman world has expanded the Sibyl series with the Hebrew Sibulah , Sabba or Sambethe , which combines the myths of the Babylonian (Chaldean) and Egyptian Sibylls. Although he is undoubtedly a fictional figure, he is still believed by the Sibylla prophecies to be the author of the Oraculina Sibyllina .