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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 131v

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Initial D:
Psalm 116 (Vulg., 114).
Initial D with ascender formed by fantastic animal biting the initial.
In upper margin above the fantastic animal of the initial, man blowing trumpet, above foliage and fantastic animal.
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, wearing helmet and chain mail, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux.
Line ending: two nude men, in jaws of fantastic animals, fighting with swords and shields (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: two escutcheons, the first of Boisleux and the other vert, a fess argent.
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one swallowing the other biting the first.
Line ending: man, in jaws of animal, armed with sword and shield (buckler), encountering nude man, seated, blowing trumpet.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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