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Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund
England, Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1130
MS M.736 fol. 22v

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Edmund of England: Scene, Apotheosis -- Three-quarter figures of two nimbed angels wearing diadems, with hands extended, flank two angels, one wearing diadem. Both, descending from cloudy arcs of heaven, place crown with infulae on head of Edmund seated on cushioned throne, holding scepter and palm branch presented by two standing nimbed angels wearing diadems.
Two monks kneel, embracing feet of Edmund. Background of divided fields and decorated frame.
Illustration of Abbo Fleury, Passio Edmundi, chapter 18 (?).
Border decorated with interlace ornament.

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