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Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund
England, Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1130
MS M.736 fol. 15v

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Edmund of England: Scene, Body found -- Two men blow horns behind five men, one with left hand raised to face looking at and indicating decapitated body of Edmund, hands bound, wearing long loin cloth.
Man, wearing cap, raises right hand, and extends his left hand toward man, with hands raised, departing to right. Two trees. Patterned background and decorated frame.
Illustration of Abbo of Fleury, Passio Edmundi, chapter 12 (Friends discover Edmund's headless body).

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