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Image Description

This is the earliest scheme of wall painting, and has recently been identified as the Martyrdom of St Edmund, King of East Anglia by Professor David Park, Courtauld Institute of Art, Conservation of Wall Paintings Department. He is crowned and the Danes are shooting arrows at him from in front and behind. === Only the head and shoulders of the Edmund figure, in three-quarter profile, remain, outlined in red, with his hair painted red and his eyes painted black. Behind the saint are vestiges of a bow, hand and arrow: the bow outlined in black; the arrow and hand in red. Facing him are the remains of two hooded figures in profile, the nearest is shooting another arrow: this and the figures are outlined in black; their hoods are red. === Above the Edmund figure is an unidentifiable figure outlined in black.


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