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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1470
MS H.7 fol. 143r

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Sebastian of Rome: Scene, Torture -- Sebastian of Rome, nimbed, wearing short loincloth, is bound with arms tied around tree. Two archers, one wearing armor and helmet, the other wearing hat, draw bows, shooting arrows into Sebastian's abdomen and leg. Behind the archers stands man, possibly Diocletian, wearing hat and holding scepter in right hand.
Scene in landscape setting with river and buildings in background, within decorated initial O.
Upper and lower margins decorated with floreate border.

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