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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 141v

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Initial A:
Psalm 119:169 (Vulg., 118:169).
Initial A decorated with foliate extensions entwined with animal biting its back, and formed by dragon descender with foliate tail entwined with animal biting round object held in beak of bird.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: hybrid woman, wearing berbette, confronting hybrid man (hybrid couple).
Line ending: rabbit pursued by dog.
Line ending: fish, and long-eared fantastic animal.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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