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DomenichinoCumaean Sibyl wikidata:Q28229483
Artist
Domenichino: Cumaean Sibyl
Title
The Cumaean Sibyl
Object type painting
Date circa 1617
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Height: 123 cm (48.4 ″); Width: 94 cm (37 ″)
Accession number
55
Object history Commissioned by cardinal Scipione Borghese (paid 21 April 1617)
References Ghelfi, Barbara () “The Alternative to Caravaggio: Artists from Tuscany, Bologna and Elsewhere. Private Works” in Rossella Vodret , ed. Caravaggio’s Rome: 1600-1630Milan: Skira Editore S.p.A., pp. 80-81 ISBN9788857213873.
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This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason:

Public domain This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less.

The famous cave known as the “Antro della Sibilla” was discovered by Amedeo Maiuri in 1932, the identification of which he based on the description by Virgil in the 6th book of the Aeneid, and also from the description by an anonymous author known as pseudo-Justin. (Virg. Aen. 6. 45–99; Ps-Justin, 37). The cave is a trapezoidal passage over 131 m long, running parallel to the side of the hill and cut out of the volcanic tuff stone and leads to an innermost chamber, where the Sibyl was thought to have prophesied.

A nearby tunnel through the acropolis now known as the “Crypta Romana” (part of Agrippa and Octavian‘s defenses in the war against Sextus Pompey) was previously identified as the Grotto of the Sibyl. The inner chamber was later used as a burial chamber during the 4th or 5th century AD (M. Napoli 1965, 105) by people living at the site.

Some archaeologists have proposed an alternative cave site as the home of the Sibyl. A tunnel complex near Baiae leads to an underground geothermally-heated stream that could be presented to visitors as the river Styx. The layout of the tunnels conforms to the description in the Aeneid of Aeneas‘ journey to the underworld and back.[10]

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