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Chest with Relief Figures of Saints Sebastian and Blaise

early 16th century
Pine, iron mounts
Overall: 28 1/4 x 81 1/8 x 19 in. (71.8 x 206.1 x 48.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
The front panel shows the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian between two men aiming long and cross bows and the figure of Saint Blaise, who was later tortured and martyred.
Adolphe Singher, Paris and Le Mans; George and Florence Blumenthal, Paris and New York (until 1941)
Rubinstein-Bloch, Stella. Catalogue of the Collection of George and Florence Blumenthal, New York: Volume 4, Tapestries and Furniture, Mediaeval and Renaissance. Paris: A. Lévy, 1927. pl. XXVII.

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