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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 120v

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Initial C:
Psalm 107 (Vulg., 106).
In left margin beside initial C decorated with foliage, man wrestling with animal, each with one leg bitten by fantastic animal in ascender and descender of the initial.
Line ending: nude man, in jaws of fantastic animal, armed with spear and decorated shield, fighting hybird animal armed with decorated shield (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: heraldic shield of Boisleux.
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, wearing helmet and chain mail, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: two escutcheons, one gules, a bordure and a canton argent, on chief label of three, and the other gules, a bordure and a canton argent.
Line ending: three fantastic animals, two swallowing the third in center.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: two men dancing, one with raising hands pointing to head.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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