Paul Ferguson wrote: adammclean wrote: I have just discovered two examples of a Sibilla Chimica in Italian art.
The first is a fresco in the Santuario Madonna dell'Ambro (the Santuary of the Madonna of amber) in Montefortino. This chapel was established in 1602 replacing an earlier building which housed a sacred image of Mary.
There are a series of frescos of the Sybils one of which is a Sibilla Chimica, said to have been created by the artist Martino Bonfini da Patrignone around about 1610-12.
"Anna Maria Piscitelli (Progetto Elissa): L’errare della Vergine Sibilla dal terzo cielo all’ Aes Ustum."
There is another article by Anna Maria which may be relevant: "Sibilla Alchemica: eresia di un'ipotesi", in "Le terre della Sibilla Appenninica, Antico crocevia di idee scienze e cultura", Atti del Convegno di Ascoli Piceno-Montemonaco 6-9 Novembre 1998, a cura del Progetto Elissa, Progetto Elissa, 1999.
In the series of engravings of the Sybils attributed (wrongly?) to Baccio Baldini, a contemporary of Botticelli, the engraving of the Cimmerian Sybil apparently has the words "Sibilla Chimica" in the accompanying banderole.