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Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund
England, Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1130
MS M.736 fol. 20v

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Edmund of England: Scene, Relics on Narrow Bridge -- Rays descend from Hand of God emerging from cloudy arc of heaven to cross-surmounted reliquary of Edmund carried on biga pulled across narrow bridge by horse.
Collar of horse harness is held by right hand of Egelwin of Bury St. Edmunds, tonsured, in monk's habit, with tau-staff in left hand. Below, four fishes in river.
Patterned background and decorated frame.
Illustration of Herman, Miracula Edmundi, chapter 12.

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