St. Sebastian

Panel from the Thouzon Altarpiece, circa 1410
The Louvre

The original altarpiece was a triptych. The central panel has disappeared, but the museum has the two side panels. This portrait is on the right side of the right panel. Unusually, it pictures Sebastian pierced by arrows but fully clothed. The demon speared at his feet is another unusual feature for images of this saint. It may have been included because the left side of the panel pictures St. Andrew expelling demons from Nice.

The two side panels are available at this page of Wikimedia Commons (retrieved 2022-02-09). Both are painted on gold ground, a common practice in polyptychs of this period.

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Photographed at the Louvre by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.