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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 123v

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Initial D:
Psalm 109 (Vulg., 108).
Initial D with ascender decorated with interlace knots and foliage, flanked by two men wearing caps, one with raised hands pointing to head, both dancing.
Line ending: two escutcheons with no charges (unfinished).
Line ending: two fishes connected by line.
Line ending: two nude men, one wearing cap, both in jaws of fantastic animals, holding shield (buckler) decorated with gules, an eagle sable, and fighting with swords (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, wearing helmet and chain mail, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: escutcheon decorated with gules (unfinished).
Line ending: hybrid animal with protruding tongue and with two bodies.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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