1970-76 The Libyan Sibyl, Masterpieces of Michelangelo Series, Franklin Mint USA. 1.3 Oz. Large Silver Proof Medal/Rare! Beautiful & attractive famous design. Blast White Silver Proof!
We have here on offer, a 1970-76 The Libyan Sibyl, Masterpieces of Michelangelo Series, Franklin Mint USA. 1.3 Oz. Large Silver Proof Medal/Rare! Beautiful & attractive famous design. Blast White Silver Proof! This is a very beautiful medal with attractive proof mirror-like lustre on both sides!
"Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (March 1475 – 18 February 1564), was an Italiansculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered to be the greatest living artist during his lifetime, he has since also been described as one of the greatest artists of all time. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with contemporary rival and fellow FlorentineMedici client, Leonardo da Vinci."
The Greeks say she was the daughter of Zeus and Lamia a daughter of Poseidon.Euripides mentions the Libyan Sibyl in theprologue of the Lamia. The Greeks further state that she was the first woman to chant oracles, she lived most of her life in Samos, and that the name Sibyl was given her by the Libyans.
Serapion, in his epic verses, says that the Sibyl, even when dead ceased not from divination. And he writes that, what proceeded from her into the air after her death, was what gave oracular utterances in voices and omens; and on her body being changed into earth, and the grass as natural growing out of it, whatever beasts happening to be in that place fed on it exhibited to men an accurate knowledge of futurity by their entrails. He thinks also, that the face seen in the moon is her soul.
With it very attractive design of a truly famous piece, this limited edition release is recognised as a great medal for collection, and a very strong safeguard against inflation
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