MS M.736 fol. 8r

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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. 8r

Edmund of England: Scene, Tribes dividing Kingdom -- The illustration is divided into four unequal compartments. The largest three enclose Saxons, Jutes, and Angles; the smallest, a tree. The leaders of the three tribes wear caps. One extends his sword, and one of his men grasps it with both hands; one, who has a sword suspended from his belt, extends his spear, which is grasped by two of his men; and the third extends his shield, which is also grasped by two of his men. The illustration has a patterned background and decorated frame.
Illustration of Abbo of Fleury, Passio Edmundi, chapter 1.