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Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund
England, Bury St Edmunds, ca. 1130
MS M.736 fol. 77r

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Abbo of Orlâeanais: Scene, presenting Book to Dunstan of Canterbury -- Abbo of Orlâeanais, tonsured, in monk's habit, presents book to Dunstan of Cantebury, pearled nimbus, wearing bishop's vestments. He holds crozier in left hand and sits on bench, with feet on footstool. Dove of Holy Ghost flies toward his ear.
Scene within initial D decorated with fantastic bird from whose mouth emerges foliate ornament.
Abbo of Fleury, Passio Edmundi, Prologue.

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