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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 176r

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Initial I decorated with foliate ornament and interlace at bottom of which are two nude men grasping arms and intertwined at groins, and with border extensions formed by fantastic animal in left margin.
Line ending: fantastic animal.
Line ending: two heraldic escutcheons, one Boisleux and the other Neuville-Vitasse.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a cross argent.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text of Office of the Dead, Vespers, Collect.

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