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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 114r

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Initial D:
Psalm 101 (Vulg., 100).
Initial B with extensions formed by fantastic animals, one bitten by animal as the descender, and the other bitten by another fantastic animal as the ascender.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a dragon argent.
Line ending: two hybrid men, one hooded, encountering the other crowned.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: two nude men, in jaws of fantastic animals, fighting with swords and shields (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: three fantastic animals, two swallowing the third in center.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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