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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.289v

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Sebastian of Rome: Scene, Torture -- Sebastian, nimbed, wearing short loin cloth, stands with his back against tree, his hands and feet bound with rope to tree. He has three arrows in chest and abdomen, shot by two torturers, one wearing hat, armed with bows and arrows; behind them are two onlookers wearing hats.
To left, in background, group of figures, some carrying spears, gathers outside of city gates.
Scene framed by border decorated with foliate ornament, including thistle, and with pearls.

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