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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.189 fol. 117r

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Sebastian of Rome: Scene, Torture -- Two torturers aim bow and arrow at Sebastian of Rome, nimbed, wearing short loincloth, arms behind tree, body pierced by six arrows.
Scene in landscape with buildings, trees and hills in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament inhabited by fantastic animal.

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