Sebastiansaltar: Martyrium des hl. Sebastian

Sebastiansaltar: Martyrium des hl. Sebastian

Dating
1516
More about this artwork
Sebastian, bodyguard of the Emperor Diocletian and a Christian, regularly stood by martyrs at the time of their death. He was consequently himself sentenced to death by the Emperor. As he survived his death by arrows, he was beaten to death and thrown into the sewers of Rome. This is depictedon the here displayed central panel. On the wings are SS Barbara and Elizabeth (on the out faces the Annunciation). These patron saints were called upon against illness and for a "mild death", St. Sebastian special patronage against the plague. The Sebastian Altar is considered to be, owing to the Antique framing ornamentation, one of the early Renaissance retabel of German painting.
Displayed
AP OG Saal II
Inventory Number
5352
Birth year of the artist
1465
Year the artist deceased
1524
Dimensions of the object
153 x 107 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Lindenholz (Tilia sp.)
Genre
Malerei
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Origin
1808/09 durch Ankauf aus dem Kollegium St. Salvator in Augsburg erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Hans Holbein d. Ä., Sebastiansaltar: Martyrium des hl. Sebastian, 1516, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ApL8B9M4N2 (Last updated on 07.11.2019)

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