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Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund
England, Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1130
MS M.736 fol. 20r

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Edmund of England: Scene, Eadbricht's House burned, and Edmund of England: Scene, Relics taken to London -- Eadbricht, tonsured, with right hand raised, holds object in left hand, stands , in portal of burning building.
He refuses hospitality to Egelwin of Bury St. Edmunds, tonsured, in monk's habit, holding tau-staff in left hand.
The monk holds in his right hand collar of harness of horse pulling biga carrying cross-surmounted reliquary of Edmund below Hand of God emerging from cloudy arc of heaven.
Patterned background and decorated frame.
Illustration of Herman, Miracula Edmundi, chapters 10-11.

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