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Hours of Henry VIII
France, Tours, ca. 1500
MS H.8 fol. 179r

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Sebastian of Rome: Torture -- On top of hill, Sebastian of Rome, nimbed, hands bound behind back, wearing loincloth, is pierced by three arrows. Three archers (only heads and bows visible) walk away.
In background is landscape.
Below miniature, historiated border frames text.
Sebastian of Rome: thrown into Sewer -- Three figures, including veiled woman (Lucina?) look on as three men throw shrouded body of Sebastian into sewer. Two other men, one possibly Diocletian, look on.

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