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France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 253v

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Sebastian of Rome: Scene, Torture -- Archer, wearing cap, his right arm extended back, with arrows visible under left arm, extends left arm holding bow toward Sebastian, nimbed, wearing short loincloth, standing with back to tree and hands behind tree, his body, bleeding, pierced with six arrows.
Scene in landscape with castle or city in background and in distance.
Margins decorated with bands of floreate ornament and inhabited by hybrid and fantastic animals.

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