MS M.736 fol. 17r

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Miscellany on the life of St. Edmund

England, Bury St Edmunds
ca. 1130
274 x 187 mm

Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1927

MS M.736 fol. 17r

Edmund of England: Scene, Head placed on Body, and Edmund of England: Scene, Burial, Body prepared -- Two groups of men flank a man placing the head of Edmund, guarded by a wolf, on his decapitated body and another man covering the body for burial. The illustration includes a tree in the center, a patterned background, and a decorated frame.
Illustration of Abbo of Fleury, Passio Edmundi, chapter 14 (Preparation of body for burial).