Bay 08 - St Sylvester

 

Index to panels:
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1) Donor panel (Masons carrying stone)
2) Donor panel (Masons constructing a building)
3) Donor panel (Mason's tools and templates)

4) The young Sylvester presented by his mother to the priest Cyrinus
5) Sylvester welcoming St Timothy to his house
6) Execution of St Timothy
8) Funeral of St Timothy
9) Sylvester refusing the prefect's orders to worship an idol
7) Death of the prefect Tarquin, who chokes on a fish bone
11) Sylvester released from prison by Pope Melchiades
13) People beg Sylvester (holding book) to become a deacon
14) Sylvester is ordained by Melchiades as deacon
15) After the death of Melchiades Sylvester installed as Pope

16) Emperor Constantine falls ill (note doctor with urine flask)
17) Constantine orders sacrifices to an idol
18) Pope Sylvester and his followers flee persecution
20) Soldiers about to prepare a bath with the blood of 3000 children
22) Mothers grieving the impending death of their children
23) Moved by their grief, Constantine cancels the massacre
24) The mothers depart with their children, laden with gifts
26) In a dream, Constantine is told to recall Pope Sylvester
27) Sylvester receives the messengers from Constantine
25) Sylvester and a companion (with book) before Constantine
29) Baptism of Constantine
31) Sylvester and Constantine laying the foundations of St Peters
32) Sylvester and Constantine conversing in a cart ??
33) Constantine witnessing events in scene 35
34) Constantine witnessing events in scene 36
35) A Jewish magus, Zambri, kills a bull by whispering in its ear
36) Sylvester brings the bull back to life

38) St Sylvester's Funeral
40-41) Angels receiving the saint's soul

The 8 small circular medallions (10, 12, 19, 21, 28, 30, 37, 39) each contain a crowned figure holding a scroll on which is written one of the laws Constantine enacted regarding the rights of the Roman church.

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01 - Signature panel (Masons carrying stone) 03 - Donor panel (Mason's tools and templates) 11 - Sylvester released from prison by Pope Melchiades 13 - People beg Sylvester (holding book) to become a deacon 20 - Soldiers about to prepare a bath with the blood of 3000 children Crowned figure holding one of Constantines laws on the Church Crowned figure holding one of Constantines laws on the Church Crowned figure holding one of Constantines laws on the Church Crowned figure holding one of Constantines laws on the Church Crowned figure holding one of Constantines laws on the Church Crowned figure holding one of Constantines laws on the Church Crowned figure holding one of Constantines laws on the Church Crowned figure (? Constantine ?) 29 - Baptism of Constantine 38 - St Sylvester's Funeral 06 - Execution of St Timothy 02 - Donor panel (Masons constructing a building) 04 - The young Sylvester presented by his mother to the priest Cyrinus 05 - Sylvester welcoming St Timothy to his house 07 - Death of the prefect Tarquin, who chokes on a fish bone 08 - Funeral of St Timothy 09 - Sylvester refusing the prefect's orders to worship an idol 14 - Sylvester is ordained as deacon 17 - Constantine orders sacrifices to an idol 15 - After the death of Pope Melchiades Sylvester installed as his successor 16 - Emperor Constantine falls ill (note doctor with urine flask) 18 - Pope Sylvester and his followers flee persecution 22 - Mothers grieving the impending death of their children 26 - In a dream, Saints Peter and Paul tell Constantine to recall Pope Sylvester 27 - Sylvester receives the messengers from Constantine 31 - Sylvester and Constantine laying the foundations of St Peters 32 - Sylvester and Constantine conversing in a cart ?? 35 - A Jewish magus, Zambri, kills a bull by whispering in its ear 36 - Sylvester brings the dead bull back to life 40 + 41 - Angels receiving the saint's soul 24 - The mothers depart with their children, laden with gifts 25 - Sylvester and a companion (with book) before Constantine 34 - Constantine witnessing events in scene 36 33 - Constantine witnessing events in scene 35