MS M.736 fol. 9r

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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. 9r

Edmund of England: Scene, distributing Coins -- One of two attendants holds a casket; both stand behind Edmund, who is crowned and seated on a throne with a footstool. He distributes coins (money) to four beggars. One beggar, with a bottle slung over his shoulder, wears a wallet, and another supports himself on a crutch. The scene is shown within an architectural setting, and the illustration has a decorated frame.

Illustration of Abbo of Fleury, Passio Edmundi, chapter 4.