Poor St. Sebastian

In the Opera dell Duomo they also have many 14th century altarpieces. Here’s one about poor St. Sebastian. Although he is known for being shot full of arrows as in the center panel, it is not the way he actually died. In the small panels it also shows that after not dying from being shot full of arrows, he was clubbed to death and then thrown into a well or sewer. He’s always shown with his arrows in paintings as well as his martyr’s palm frond.

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