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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 96v

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Initial Q:
Psalm 084 (Vulg., 083).
Initial Q with descender formed by fantastic animal with foliate tail in lower margin.
Line ending: hybrid woman, wearing berbette, confronting hybrid man (hybrid couple).
Line ending: two fantastic animals with their tails intertwined, each biting its neck.
Line ending: two-headed eagle.
Line ending: rabbit pursued by dog.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid man with two bodies.
Line ending: fish.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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