MS M.736 fol. 20v

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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. 20v

Edmund of England: Scene, Relics on Narrow Bridge ñ The hand of God emerges from a cloudy arc of heaven. Rays descend from the hand to a cross-surmounted reliquary of Edmund carried on a biga being pulled across a narrow bridge by a horse. The collar of the horseís harness is held by the right hand of Egelwin of Bury St. Edmunds, who is tonsured and in monk's habit. He holds a tau-staff in his left hand. Four fish are in the river below the bridge. The illustration has a patterned background and decorated frame.
Illustration of Herman, Miracula Edmundi, chapter 12.