|Location||Santa Maria della Pace, Rome|
The Sybils, or Sybils receiving instruction from Angels, is a painting by the Italian renaissance artist Raphael. It was painted in 1514, as part of a commission Raphael had received from the Sienese banker Agostino Chigi to decorate the interior of Santa Maria della Pace in Rome.
The painting shows four sibyls - Cumaean, Persian, Phrygian and Tiburtine, accompanied by attendant angels. Art historian Michael Hirst notes there is a "striking" parallel between the figures of the Sybils and the practice sketches of Michelangelo.
- Alcorn, Crichton (2014). Raphael: 118 Paintings. Osmora Inc. ISBN 9782765904403.
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- Hirst, Michael (1988). Michelangelo and His Drawings. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300047967.
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