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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 68v

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Initial M:
Psalm 056 (Vulg., 055).
Decorated initial M with descender formed by fantastic animal intertwined with scrolling foliage. On upper left spandrel of the initial, woman, wearing berbette, tumbles, with hands on ground and feet in air.
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one swallowing the other biting the first one.
Line ending: escutcheon of argent, a cross gules between roundels (?) sable.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a bend gules cotised argent.
Line ending: escutcheon of azure, two axes addorsed argent.
Line ending: man, armed with sword, pursued by rabbit.
Line ending: geometric and foliate ornament.

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