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Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund
England, Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1130
MS M.736 fol. 17v

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Edmund of England: Scene, borne to Burial -- In procession, nine men, including one wearing cap, bear bier on which draped corpse of Edmund lies, above wolf looking up. Tree in center.
Patterned background and decorated frame.
Compare with Abbo of Fleury, Passio Edmundi, chapter 14, which states return of wolf to the forest upon the joining of Edmund's head to his body.

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