St. Sebastian Thrown into the Cloaca Maxima  1612

by Ludovico Carracci

Although Saint Sebastian is usually depicted bound to a tree or pillar and pierced by arrows, that attempt by the Romans to take his life was unsuccessful. Ludovico Carracci chose to represent the moment after the subsequent deadly beating, when Roman soldiers dumped Sebastian's limp and lifeless body into a sewer. [br] Against the dark of night, brutish soldiers lift an...
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