MS M.736 fol. 11r

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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. 11r

Edmund of England: Scene, refusing Bishop's advice to submit to Inguar the Dane -- Three attendants stand beside a tonsured bishop who has his right hand raised and a crozier in his left hand. The bishop and Edmund are seated side-by-side, each on a cushioned bench with a footstool. Edmund is crowned and has a sword suspended from his belt. He indicates a messenger with his right hand. The messengerís right hand is raised, and he holds a spear in his left. The scene is in a curtained architectural setting.
Illustration of Abbo Fleury, Passio Edmundi, chapter 8.