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Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund
England, Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1130
MS M.736 fol. 94v

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Edmund of England: Scene, Martyrdom -- Executioner, with left hand on scabbard, raises sword in right hand above Edmund, covered with wounds, decapitated, with head falling to ground. Above, wingless angel descends, holding bird representing soul in draped hands.
Scene within initial C decorated with foliate ornament, at beginning of sixth lesson of second nocturn in Matins Office of Edmund.

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