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Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund
England, Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1130
MS M.736 fol. 11r

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Edmund of England: Scene, refusing Bishop's advice to submit to Inguar the Dane -- Three attendants stand beside tonsured bishop, with right hand raised and crozier in left hand.
He sits on cushioned bench with footstool beside Edmund crowned, seated on cushioned bench with footstool, with right hand indicating messenger, with sword suspended from belt, raising right hand and holding spear in left hand.
Curtained architectural setting.
Illustration of Abbo Fleury, Passio Edmundi, chapter 8.

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