This statue of the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian was featured in the sale held by the Émeraude Enchères auction house in Saint-Malo on Saturday, July 23 (Ms. Fligny).
Finely carved in Germany during the second half of the 17th century, the saint stands with his hands tied to a tree, his left arm raised above his head, an arrow piercing both his abdomen and leg. The 20.5 cm/8 in. high ivory piece garnered €8,625. Equally moving, at €5,625, was an icon in tempera on wood (74 x 49.5 cm/29.1 x 19.5 in): the Dormition of the Virgin, painted in Greece in c. 1700.