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Tours, France, ca. 1465-1468 ; Bourges, France, ca. 1470
MS M.834 fol. 95r

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Sebastian of Rome: Scene, Torture -- Sebastian of Rome, nimbed, tied to tree, is struck by two arrows fired by four archers. In background stands crowd of people before building, possibly castle or city wall of Rome.
At bottom of miniature, two winged putti hold up text block and scroll inscribed CHASTE VIE LOVE.
Scene in gold frame.

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