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Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1445
M.287 fol. 148r

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Sebastian of Rome: Scene, Torture and Adrian of Nicomedia -- At left, Sebastian, nimbed, wearing hat and drawers, with back to column, arms behind him his body pierced with several arrows. At right, Adrian, nimbed, wearing hat, ermine lined cloak and armor, holding upturned sword with right hand, anvil on which is hammer with left hand, sword hilt at his waist, lion between his feet.
Figures in vaulted interior with decorated walls.
Miniature and text surrounded on three sidesby gold frame terminating with floreate ornament. Margins decorated with border of rinceaux, foliate and floreate ornament.

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