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San Sebastián

  • 'San Sebastián' © Ministerio de Cultura

    'San Sebastián' © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Sculpture

Date

1526 - 1532

Original title

San Sebastián
National Sculpture Museum
Valladolid
Valladolid, Castile-Leon
Valladolid

A sculpture that represents San Sebastián, a Roman officer, during his first martyrdom after becoming a Christian.

Up to the Quattrocento this character had been depicted dressed up as a knight with a bow and arrows. His tense body shows the deep pain he is feeling. The expression on his face, however, shows more melancholy than pain.

The shroud in the sculpture was made of cloth glued onto the sculpture.

 

Details of the work

Object
Figure

Dimensions
Height: 111 cm; Width: 33 cm; Depth: 41 cm.

Technique
Carved and polychrome

Material
Wood

  

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