Josse Lieferinxe, with Bernardino Simondi
Saint Sebastian Destroying the Idols
Marseille, France, Circa 1497
Oil on panel, 32⅛ x 21½ in. (81.6 x 54.6 cm.)
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In the Golden Legend Sebastian tells the prefect Chromatius that he cannot be cured of his painful disease unless his two hundred idols are destroyed. Chromatius gives the go-ahead to Sebastian and the priest Polycarp, they destroy the idols, and the prefect is cured.
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Source: Philadelphia Museum of Art