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Book of Hours
Italy, Naples, 1483
MS M.1052 fol. 176v

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Sebastian of Rome, nimbed, wearing short loin cloth, pierced by eight arrows in torso and legs, stands with hands and feet bound to tree. In background is distant landscape with city and mountains.
Margins with floreate ornament. In left margin is nude putto, turned to face miniature. In lower margin is nude putto, encircled by ribbon, with head turned to look over left shoulder toward rabbit.

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