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Gennady Pugachevsky


Saint Sebastian

by Gennady Pugachevsky

87×54 mm, X6/6, 1996, op. # 81
owner (customer): Hermann Wiese

Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian

Saint Sebastian (traditionally died January 20, 287) was a Christian saint and martyr, who is said to have been killed while the Roman emperor Diocletian engaged in the persecution of Christians in the 3rd century. He is commonly depicted in art and literature tied to a post and shot with arrows. But he did not die from the arrows; after the emperor discovered he was still alive, he was killed by a club.