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Netherlands, perhaps Delft, 1415-1420
MS M.866 fol. 133v

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Sebastian of Rome: Scene, Torture -- Sebastian, nimbed, wearing short loincloth, stands with back to tree, his arms behind the tree, his body bleeding, pierced by seven arrows. He is flanked by two torturers, one wearing soft peaked hat, the other with trousers bound at knee, both aiming arrows in bows. Diapered background.
Margins decorated with rectilinear bars with vines.

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