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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 115r

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Line ending: bird pecking at protruding tongue of fox lying on its back (Bestiary: Fox feigning Death).
Line ending: nude man, in jaws of fantastic animal, with sword and shield fighting fantastic animal with spear in jaws (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: three escutcheons, the first heraldic one of Boisleux, the second gules, a cross argent, and the third heraldic one of Neuville-Vitasse.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a bordure argent.
Line ending: three men, one wearing trousers only, the second with raised hands pointing to head, and the third, hooded, holding bagpipe, all dancing.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Neuville-Vitasse with a label of three.
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, wearing helmet and chain mail, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 104:13-23 (Vulg., 103:13-23).

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