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Saint Sebastian
  • Germany
  • Saint Sebastian, 1500s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • wood, polychromy
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 114.5 x 46.3 x 30.8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 45 1/16 x 18 1/4 x 12 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1959.0044
Label Text

Statue of figure, identified as Saint Sebastian, with proper right arm extended over head and left arm down and away from body. At one time the statue was probably a part of a scene including the figure being tied to a tree and 21 arrows throughout the figures body. Tree and arrows have been removed and the 21 holes left by the arrows have been filled in. Figure wears loincloth.