France: Chapelle Saint Sébastien, Roure - paulsmit
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’Devil attacking a pilgrim on Alpine pass.’

	The second of six scenes from the life of St. Bernard (923- 1008) in the St. Sebastian chapel of Roure, a village 45 km north of Nice, shows a devil attacking a pilgrim on the Alpine pass near Mont-Joux (Little St. Bernard Pass). The scene echoes the grave dangers Alpine travelers were exposed to during the Middle Ages. The fresco was executed in 1510 by Andrea de Cella, one of the so-called 'peintres primitifs niçois' (primitive painters of Nice). Photo Mick Palarczyk.