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Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund
England, Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1130
MS M.736 fol. 23r

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Sweyn, King of Denmark: Scene, Death -- Two attendants, one armed with halberd, the other with spear, raise left hands to faces and stand behind Sweyn, crowned, seated on bench. With his tongue protruding and his hands extended, his breast is pierced by spear held by Edmund of England, nimbed, as soldier, wearing helmet, holding shield.
Scene within initial C decorated with ornament of foliage and two animal heads, at beginning of Prologue to Osbert, Miracula Eadmundi.

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