Marter des hl. Sebastian

Marter des hl. Sebastian

More about this artwork
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.
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 3
Inventory Number
1352
Birth year of the artist
1441
Year the artist deceased
1493
Dimensions of the object
122,5 x 81,6 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Pappelholz
Genre
Malerei
Origin
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 25.05.2022)

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