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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 157r

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Initial C:
Canticle: Isaiah I.
Initial C decorated with filigree ornament.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux.
Line ending: two fantastic animals swallowing the third biting the first one.
Line ending: man drawing bow aiming arrow piercing hindquarters of nude man holding stick with right hand, and looking back (Scene, Obscaena).
Line ending: escutcheon of vert, a fess argent.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: man, armed with sword and shield (buckler), encountering fantastic animal.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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