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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 129v

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Initial C:
Psalm 111 (Vulg., 110).
Initial C decorated with foliate ornament.
In upper and left margins adjacent to the initial, dragon with open jaws and foliate tail, adjoining three fantastic animals, two swallowing the third biting the second with spike in its jaws.
Line ending: fantastic animal.
Line ending: hybrid man, crowned, with two bodies.
Line ending: man, armed with sword, pursued by rabbit.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux.
Line ending: man, armed with sword and shield (buckler), encountering nude man, indicating hindquarters with right hand, holding stick in left hand, and looking back (Scene, Obscaena).
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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