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Ortolano: 'Saints Sebastian, Roch and Demetrius'

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Saint Demetrius is identified by the scroll inscribed with his name at his feet. He was proconsul of Achaia and was stabbed to death with a lance by order of the Emperor Maximinianus because he converted many Romans to Christianity.

The composition shows the influence of Raphael's 'Saint Cecilia' altarpiece in Bologna, which was finished not later than 1516.

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