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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 184v

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Psalm 040 (Vulg., 039).
Initial E decorated with diapered infilling, adjoined by ascender of fantastic animal, and descender of fantastic animal with tail of interlaced and foliate tendrils.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: two nude men, one in jaws of animal, and the other, in jaws of fantastic animal, both fighting with swords and shields.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 040 (Vulg., 039) of Third Nocturn in Matins of Office of the Dead.

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