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France, Paris, ca. 1485-1490
MS M.231 fol. 200v

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Sebastian of Rome: Scene, Torture -- Sebastian of Rome, nimed, wearing short loincloth, his arms behind him, stands with back to tree, his body pierced by eight arrows. Two torturers, holding bows, stand at right. One of them, wearing hat, holds arrow in bow, aimed at breast of Sebastian.
Scene in walled landscape with bushes and tree.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including thistle and columbine, and inhabited by two birds.

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