MS M.736 fol. 21r

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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. 21r

Sweyn, King of Denmark: Scene, refusing Egelwin's Request for Exemption from Tribute ñ A male attendant stands behind Sweyn, who wears a crown and is seated on a throne with a footstool.

With his right hand, he directs two men, one armed with a club, who are attacking Egelwin of Bury St. Edmunds. Egelwin is tonsured and in monk's habit. He is holding a tau-staff and is asking for exemption from tribute for his church. Above Sweyn is in an architectural setting. The illustration has a patterned background and decorated frame.
Illustration of Herman, Miracula Edmundi, chapter 5.