'St Sebastian', relief

'St Sebastian', relief

'St Sebastian'
Relief
Southern Germany
About 1680-1720
Hornbeam
Museum no. A.10-1933
Given by Mr Louis Cutbill

In Italy St Sebastian was bound to a column, but in northern Europe he was shown with a tree symbolising the Tree of Life. In many depictions he was pierced with arrows to evoke his first, miraculous escape from execution, but here the arrows are not shown.