A LATE 15TH CENTURY NORTH ITALIAN SCULPTURE OF ST SEBASTIAN. ITALAIAN. CIRCA 1480-1500.
THIS WONDERFUL LATE MEDIEVAL SCULPTURE HAS PERFECT PROPORTIONS, ST SEBASTIAN IS TIED TO A TREE AND RETAINS NEARLY ALL HIS ORIGINAL POLYCHROME DECORATION. HAS A LOVELY SOFT EXPRESSION AND COLOUR.
Saint Sebastian was an early Christian saint and martyr. According to traditional belief, he was killed during the Roman emperor Diocletian's persecution of Christians. Wikipedia
Born: Narbonne, France.Died: 20 January 287 AD, Rome, Italy
Attributes: Tied to a post, pillar or a tree, shot by arrows, clubbed to death
Venerated in: Roman Catholic Church; Eastern Orthodox Church; Oriental Orthodoxy; Anglicanism; Aglipayan Church
Nicknames: Sebastian of Milan, St Sebastian, the martyr
PROVENANCE- FROM A PRIVATE VENETIAN COLLECTION.
38.5" HIGH X 8" WIDE APROX.