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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 155r

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Initial L:
Psalm 147 (Vulg., 146).
Initial L formed by male musician playing pipe and tabor, emerging from jaws of fantastic animal with foliate terminals entwined with two pairs of fantastic animals, one with interlaced tail in upper margin.
Line ending: hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: rabbit pursued by dog.
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one swallowing the other.
Line ending: escutcheons, one of Boisleux, and the other vert, a fess argent.
Line ending: nude man, in jaws of fantastic animal, blowing trumpet.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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