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Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund
England, Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1130
MS M.736 fol. 10v

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Inguar the Dane: Scene, sending Messenger to demand Submission of Edmund of England -- Six Danes wearing helmets, are armed with swords and spears.
One holds shield, accompanying Inguar wearing helmet, sheath at waist, raising sword in right hand and extending left hand toward messenger, with left hand on sheathed sword at waist and right hand raised.
He is accompanied by five men. Two wear animal skins, including one wearing scrip and holding tau-staff. Tree in center. Patterned background and decorated frame.
Illustration of Abbo of Fleury, Passio Edmundi, chapter 7.

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