MS M.736 fol. 20r

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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. 20r

Edmund of England: Scene, Eadbricht's House burned, and Edmund of England: Scene, Relics taken to London ñ A tonsured Eadbricht stands in the portal of a burning building. His right hand is raised. and his left holds an object. He refuses hospitality to the tonsured Egelwin of Bury St. Edmunds. Egelwin is in a monk's habit and holds a tau-staff in his left hand. In his right hand, he holds the collar of the harness of a horse, which is pulling a biga carrying a cross-surmounted reliquary of Edmund. Above the biga is the hand of God emerging from a cloudy arc of heaven. The illustration has a patterned background and decorated frame.

Illustration of Herman, Miracula Edmundi, chapters 10-11.