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The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian
  • Hans von Aachen
    born: Cologne, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Prague, Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic)
  • The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, late 1500s–early 1600s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • oil on copper
  • Canvas/Support: 33 x 22.2 cm
    Canvas/Support: 13 x 8 3/4 in
    Frame Dimensions: 18 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1959.0038
Label Text

A winged figure carrying a palm branch and wreath (identified as the wreath of martyrdom, flies toward a male figure (identified as St. Sebastian). The male figure has been shot with arrows.