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Belgium, Bruges, 1531
MS M.451 fol. 111v

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Sebastian of Rome: Scene, Torture -- Sebastian, nimbed, stripped to waist, pierced with three arrows, bleeding, stands bound by hands and feet to tree, before three archers, two with bows, one with crossbow, all aiming arrows. On ground beside Sebastian are hat and fur-lined coat. Two figures, wearing hats, witness scene from behind wall. Scene in walled area of city of Rome.

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