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Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund
England, Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1130
MS M.736 fol. 17r

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Edmund of England: Scene, Head placed on Body, and Edmund of England: Scene, Burial, Body prepared -- Two groups of men flank one placing head of Edmund, guarded by wolf, on decapitated body, and one covering the body for burial. Tree in center.
Patterned background and decorated frame.
Illustration of Abbo of Fleury, Passio Edmundi, chapter 14 (Preparation of body for burial).

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