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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 159r

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Initial C:
Initial C decorated with foliate ornament, adjoined by two fantastic animals with foliate terminals.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: escutcheon of azure, two axes addorsed argent.
Line ending: two men, one half-nude, armed with swords and shields, combatting.
Line ending: two escutcheons, one azure, fretty argent, and the other argent, on a bordure gules bezanty argent.
Line ending: two fantastic animals swallowing the third in center.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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