MS M.736 fol. 17v

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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. 17v

Edmund of England: Scene, borne to Burial -- In procession, nine men, including one wearing a cap, bear an bier on which the draped corpse of Edmund lies. A wolf is under the bier looking up. The illustration includes a tree in the center, a patterned background, and a decorated frame.
Compare with Abbo of Fleury, Passio Edmundi, chapter 14, which states return of wolf to the forest upon the joining of Edmund's head to his body.