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Book of Hours
France, perhaps in Bourges, ca. 1460
M.430 fol. 216v

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Sebastian of Rome: Scene, Torture -- Sebastian of Rome, nimbed, wearing loin cloth, is bound to tree and is pierced with arrows in torso and legs. At right are two tormenters, wearing hats, one holding bow in right hand and the other aiming arrow with bow held in left hand. Scene in landscape setting, with buildings of city in distance.
Scene is surrounded by frame inscribed at bottom with MEMOIRE DE SAINT SEBASTIEN

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