MS M.736 fol. 15v

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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. 15v

Edmund of England: Scene, Body found -- Two men blow horns. In front of them are five men. One of them has his left hand raised to his face and is looking at and indicating the decapitated body of Edmund. Edmund is wearing a long loin cloth, and his hands are bound. A central figure, who is wearing a cap, raises his right hand and extends his left hand toward a departing man, who has his hands raised. The illustration includes two trees, a patterned background, and a decorated frame.
Illustration of Abbo of Fleury, Passio Edmundi, chapter 12 (Friends discover Edmund's headless body).