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Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1440
MS M.19 fol. 163v

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Sebastian of Rome: Scene, Torture -- Two archers, both wearing hats, one with purse at waist, aim bows and arrows toward Sebastian of Rome, nimbed, wearing short loin cloth, pierced in torso with six arrows, with arms bound behind tree. On ground is quiver of arrows. Background with chequered pattern.
Margins decorated with ivy-rinceaux foliate ornament.

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