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Book of hours
Belgium, Bruges, 1525-1530
MS M.1175. Fol. 184v

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Miniature, column:
1) Sebastian of Rome, nimbed, wearing plumed hat and ermine-trimmed mantle, with sword tied to waist, with right hand holding arrow and with left hand holding bow.
Miniature, vignette, margins:
2) Sebastian of Rome: Scene, Torture -- Sebastian of Rome, nimbed, bared breast, arms bound behind to tree on raised mound. He is shot with five arrows and bleeding from wounds, his mantle on ground. To right, one of two tormentors, wearing hats, with sword tied to belt, aiming arrow with right hand in bow held with left hand, the other holding bow; sword and quiver with arrows on ground.

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