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 (sĭs′tēn′, sĭ-stēn′) also Six·tine (sĭk′stēn′, -stīn′)
1. Of or relating to any of the five popes named Sixtus, especially Sixtus IV (1414-1484; reigned 1471-1484) and Sixtus V (1520-1590; reigned 1585-1590).
2. Of or relating to the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, constructed by Sixtus IV on the site of an earlier chapel.

[Italian sistino, from New Latin sixtīnus, from Medieval Latin Sixtus, the name of several popes, from Latin Sextus, Roman praenomen, from sextus, sixth; see sext1.]
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(ˈsɪs tin, -tɪn, -taɪn)

also Sixtine

of or pertaining to any pope named Sixtus.
[1860–65; < Italian Sistino]
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[ˈsɪstiːn] ADJ the Sistine Chapella Capilla Sixtina
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Out of the high heaven is she summoned, from mystic communion with her own perfection, from majestic labours in the Sistine Chapel of the Stars,--yea, she must put aside her gold-leaf and purples and leave unfinished the very panels of the throne of God,--that Circe shall have her palace, and her worshippers their gilded sty.
Tenez , I had just the same feeling as when I went to the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
A very pretty curly-headed boy with a look of the Christ in the Sistine Madonna was depicted playing at stick and ball.
He stands by the dozen before the Botticellis in Florence, and he sits on all the benches of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
He has marched us through miles of pictures and sculpture in the vast corridors of the Vatican; and through miles of pictures and sculpture in twenty other palaces; he has shown us the great picture in the Sistine Chapel, and frescoes enough to frescoe the heavens--pretty much all done by Michael Angelo.
You know, the Sistine Madonna's face has something fantastic in it, the face of mournful religious ecstasy.
She saw him once again at Rome, on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, carrying a burden of acorns.
While celebrating his daughter Sistine's 21st birthday for the second day, the 72-year-old shared pictures of him with Sistine and a hairbrush in one of his hands.
Today, he is known for some of his most famous works in Italy, including the Pieta and Statue of David in Florence and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City, Rome.
Interpretation of the artwork in the Sistine Chapel must recognize the context of contemporary artwork, contends Pfisterer--or example, Michelangelo's celebrated ceiling in light of Piermatteo d'Amelia's original ceiling paintings and the 15th-century paintings along the chapel walls.
SYLVESTER Stallone's daughter Sistine shows that just like her film star dad she loves to make a splash.
The Vatican's Sistine Chapel, an artistic Renaissance jewel, opened up to the digital age on Sunday with the first live concert streamed over the internet from the famous sacred space.