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France, Paris, ca. 1480
MS M.253 fol. 132r

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Sebastian of Rome: Scene, Torture -- Sebastian of Rome, nimbed, wearing short loin cloth, pierced with arrows, is bound to column. Flanking him are two archers, aiming bows and arrows, with quivers of arrows on the floor beside them.
Margins with floreate ornament. In lower margin is escutcheon with arms of Anjou (azure a semy fleur-de-lis, a bordure gules), surmounted by a crown.

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