Marter des hl. Sebastian
Jacopo del Sellaio (1441-1493)

Marter des hl. Sebastian,

um 1465/73
Material / Technology / Carrier
Pappelholz
Dimensions of the object
122,5 x 81,6 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
1352
Acquisition
1808 von König Max I. Joseph erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Jacopo del Sellaio, Marter des hl. Sebastian, um 1465/73, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/0vxoWVpx2V (Last updated on 07.06.2024)
The figure of the early Christian martyr Sebastian offered a rare opportunity to depict a nude. Due ­to the perpetual fear of the plague, Sebastian—as the patron saint of plague victims—became one of the most popular saints in Italy. Sellaio’s pronouncedly fragmented panel shows the martyr being attacked by two rough henchmen, whose arrows fail to kill him.