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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 135v

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Initial M:
Psalm 119:049 (Vulg., 118:049).
Initial M decorated with extensions of fantastic animal, and foliage entwined with 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: man, in jaws of animal, and hybrid man, fighting with swords and shields, one decorated with heraldry of Neuville-Vitasse with a label of three (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux, and half-escutcheon of vert, a fess argent.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a bordure argent.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux; 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 ending: man wrestling with animal.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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