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Saint Sylvester 3D Model
Saint Sylvester, André Keldermans (around 1400 - before 1488)? or Antoine Keldermans (around 1450 - 1512)? Brabant, Mechelen? around 1480-1500, limestone, original polychrome. Musée du Cinquantenaire (Brussels, Belgium). Made with CapturingReality.
According to legend, St. Sylvester cured the emperor Constantine of leprosy and then received the papal tiara. During his pontificate, he would have attended the conversion of the emperor to Christianity. He also managed to muzzle the Capitol Dragon, a monster represented at his feet like a domestic animal. The face of the saint, delicate features, is close to the real portrait. This statue would come from the rood screen, or choir fence, the cathedral Saint-Rombaut in Mechelen, demolished in 1664.
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