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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 182v

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Psalm 027 (Vulg., 026).
Initial B decorated with diapered infilling, and adjoined by fantastic animal with foliate tendrils, enclosing male beggar, wearing flat-topped hood, holding bowl, in upper margin.
Line ending: hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: three escutcheons, the first gules, a bordure argent, the second Boisleux, and the third gules, a cross argent.
Line ending: two hooded hybrid men confronting.
Line ending: nude man, in jaws of fantastic animal, playing pipe and tabor, before dancing woman, wearing berbette.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 27 (Vulg., 26) of Second Nocturn in Matins of Office of the Dead.

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