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France, Rouen, early 16th century
MS M.431 fol. 158v

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Sebastian of Rome: Scene, Torture -- Two men, wearing hats, aim arrow in bows at Sebastian, nimbed, wearing short loincloth, hands behind his back, his body pierced with five arrows.
Scene within wall pierced with arrow slits; buildings on hills in distance.
Margins decorated with border of vine scroll and floreate ornament in gold lozenges.

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