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France, probably Besançon, ca. 1430
MS M.293 fol. 160v

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Sebastian of Rome: Scene, Torture -- Sebastian, nimbed, wearing short drawers or loincloth, stands with back to column, his arms behind him. His body is pierced by many arrows shot by two archers flanking him, one with sword at waist. Sebastian looks up toward Diocletian, wearing imperial crown, holding scimitar with right hand, indicating Sebastian with left hand. He is flanked by two men wearing hats.
Margins decorated with border of foliate rinceaux, and foliate and floreate ornament.

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