Augustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl

Augustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl

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Caption: Augustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl, Whole folio Office of the Virgin at Matins. The Tiburtine Sybil explains to the kneeling Emperor Augustus, that the vision is announcing the birth of ChriSt Text beginning with decorated initial 'D'. Borders of trompe l'oeil decoration with acanthus and flowers Image taken from Book of Hours. Originally published in S. Netherlands Bruges or Ghent; circa 1500. Illustrated by Gerard Horenbout.

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Keywords: alphabet, book of hours, christ, decoration, decorations, flora, floral, gerard horenbout, historical, history, initial, jesus, jesus christ, latin, pattern, patterns, text, written language

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