Sistine chapel
Sistine Sis"tine, a.[It. sistino.] Of or pertaining to Pope Sixtus. [1913 Webster]

{Sistine chapel}, a chapel in the Vatican at Rome, built by Pope Sixtus IV., and decorated with frescoes by Michael Angelo and others. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sistine Chapel — the chapel of the pope in the Vatican at Rome, built for Pope Sixtus IV and decorated with frescoes by Michelangelo and others. * * * Papal chapel in the Vatican Palace, Rome, constructed 1473–81 by Giovanni dei Dolci for Pope Sixtus IV (for whom …   Universalium

  • Sistine Chapel — Sis|tine Chap|el the Sistine Chapel a ↑chapel in the Vatican, Rome, famous for the paintings on its ceiling done by Michaelangelo, which many people consider one of the most impressive works of art in Europe …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sistine Chapel — noun the private chapel of the popes in Rome; it was built by and named after Sixtus IV in 1473 • Instance Hypernyms: ↑chapel • Part Holonyms: ↑Rome, ↑Roma, ↑Eternal City, ↑Italian capital, ↑capital of Italy …   Useful english dictionary

  • SISTINE CHAPEL —    celebrated chapel of the Vatican at Rome, constructed by order of Pope Sixtus IV., and decorated with frescoes by Michael Angelo, representing a succession of biblical subjects, including among others the Creation of the World, the Creation of …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Sistine Chapel — main chapel in the Vatican, site of the famous ceiling painting by Michelangelo and murals by Botticelli and Perugino …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Sistine Chapel — Sis′tine Chap′el n. archit. the chapel of the pope in the Vatican at Rome, built for Pope Sixtus IV and decorated with frescoes by Michelangelo and others …   From formal English to slang

  • Sistine Chapel — /sɪstin ˈtʃæpəl/ (say sisteen chapuhl), /sɪstaɪn/ (say sistuyn) noun the chapel of the pope in the Vatican at Rome, built for Pope Sixtus IV, and decorated with frescoes by Michelangelo and others …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sistine Chapel ceiling — The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is one of the most renowned artworks of the High Renaissance. The ceiling is that of the large Sistine Chapel built within the Vatican by Pope Sixtus IV, begun in 1477 and …   Wikipedia

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