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Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund
England, Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1130
MS M.736 fol. 21v

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Sweyn, King of Denmark: Scene, Death -- Edmund of England, crowned, holds moneybag in left hand, and thrusts with right hand spear into breast of Sweyn, crowned, lying on bed.
Behind him are three men, one with right hand raised; curtains suspended above the bed. Scene within architectural setting. Patterned background and decorated frame.
Illustration of Herman, Miracula Edmundi, chapter 5.

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