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Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 254v

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Sebastian of Rome: Torture -- Tormentor aims bow and arrow at Sebastian of Rome, nimbed, bound to tree, nude from waist up, pierced in breast and neck by two arrows. To left, crowd of figures, including soldiers holding halberds and banner, look on.
In background is landscape inhabited by figures.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial O decorated with foliate ornament begins Suffrage to Sebastian of Rome.

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