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Saint Sebastian Pierced with Arrows

c. 1497
Josse Lieferinxe, French, documented 1493 - 1505/8
Sebastian, head of the Roman troops under the last pagan emperors, converted to Christianity about 283. In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance his name was invoked against disease, particularly the bubonic plague, because he had survived the torture of the emperor's archers....

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