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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 167r

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Initial N:
Canticle: Simeon.
Initial N decorated with foliate ornament.
On spandrel of the initial N, long-eared hybrid animal with one horn and bird-claws, wearing loin cloth, standing, drinking from vessel, and holding pitcher.
Initial Q:
Text: Quicumque vult.
Initial Q adjoined by fantastic animal with foliate tendrils amid which are partly nude beggar holding stick and extending bowl, and hooded musician holding bagpipe.
Line ending: two nude men, in jaws of fantastic animals, fighting with swords and shields.
Line ending: three escutcheons without charges (unfinished).
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, wearing helmet and chain mail, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: escutcheon, vert (with indistinct charge.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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