Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt ARA (1833-1898)
Oil on panel
152.8 x W 60.3 cm.
Manchester Art Gallery Accession number 1886.5
Purchased from Mrs W. A. Turner, 1886
“”[This is a] figure of Sibylla Delphica, priestess of Apollo, standing dressed in classical drapery in bright orange, her hair secured in a blue headscarf. She stands facing the viewer, with her head turned to the left, looking at laurel leaves which she holds in her right hand, a stem of the same plant in her left hand. A tripod altar burns behind her, on the left, incense smoke rising high. The scene is set in a temple, with marble floors and doorway behind on the left. In an renaissance style elaborate frame with moulded plaster relief decoration.” — Manchester Art Gallery
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